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Mike Vickery named Pelham Panthers head football coach

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Pelham, AL – Pelham High School has landed their 10th head football coach.  The Panthers officially named Northview head coach Mike Vickery the 6A program’s next leader on the gridiron Wednesday evening. 

The University of Alabama graduate spent the past six seasons leading the Northridge Jaguars, guiding the Tuscaloosa County program to a 24-38 record highlighted by back-to-back playoff berths in 2020 and 2021.  Prior to taking over at Northridge, Vickery spent 12 seasons as an assistant at Daphne.  During his time with the Trojans he helped lead the south Alabama power to 10 region titles and a 6A state Championship in 2010.  Earlier in his career he spent three seasons as an assistant at Mobile’s Davidson High School. 

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Vickery takes over for former Pelham head coach Tom Causey who announced his retirement in February after leading the Panthers to a combined 33-41 record, including four playoff appearances and a region title over seven seasons.  Causey accepted the head coaching position at Georgia’s Ola High School after coaching in Alabama for 22 seasons.  

The Panthers closed out 2021 at 7-4, ending the regular season with four straight victories before falling to McGill-Toolen Catholic in the first round of the postseason.  

Pelham will join Shelby County foes Briarwood Christian, Helena and Calera along with Benjamin Russell, Chilton County and Homewood in a redrawn AHSAA Class 6A Region 3 in 2022. 

Mike is the son of former Mobile Christian, Davidson and Daphne head coach Glenn Vickery.