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Matt Glover named Etowah Blue Devils head football coach

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Attalla, AL – PrepsNet has learned that Clay-Chalkville defensive coordinator Matt Glover will be named Etowah High School’s next head football coach.

The Springville native will become the 34th head coach in the storied Blue Devil program’s 111 year history.  He takes over for Ryan Locke who lead the Devils to a 15-9 record including a region title and trip to the AHSAA, Class 4A semifinals in 2020.  

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Glover is coming off a successful assistant coaching stint at perennial power Clay-Chalkville where he helped guide the Cougars to the 2021 AHSAA, Class 6A state championship and a perfect 15-0 record. 

Before joining the Cougars coaching staff, Glover spent two seasons at the helm of the St. Clair County football program where he lead the Saints to a 12-12 record including a 10-4 mark and a berth in the 5A semifinals in 2017.  

Earlier in his career he spent eight seasons as the head coach at Pinson Valley guiding the Indians to a 50-14 record with seven consecutive postseason appearances and a 33-20 mark in region play.  His first head coaching stop was a three year stint at Moody where he posted a 14-17 record and a trip to the playoffs in 2007.  

The UAB graduate was named the Class 6A Assistant Coach of the Year by the Alabama Football Coaches Association.  

Glover’s head coaching record currently stands at 76-70 with nine playoff appearances, over 13 seasons. 

The Blue Devils will join Asheville, Cherokee County, Fultondale, Good Hope, Hanceville and Oneonta in a redrawn Class 4A, Region 6 in 2022. Click here to take a look at the newly released AHSAA 1A-7A reclassification.  

The hire was first reported by Average Joe’s Sports Talk.