ALFCA » Lifetime Achievement Awards

Louis White loved teaching and coaching. He loved it so much that even after he retired from coaching he stayed on as athletic director and PE teacher until 2007.  “I just like encouraging them to do the right thing,” he said.  But as a coach he had no peer in North Alabama. He built the Court ...
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Charles Lee is a Montgomery guy.  He has spent his life affecting the lives of the citizens of Montgomery, while earning the respect of people from all walks of life along the way. Coach Lee  graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1958. He attended Huntingdon College and was named the school ...
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Photo credit Al.comOur state is known for a great tradition of high school football.  In order to make that happen, we have had great players, great coaches, outstanding administrators and strong leadership from the high school athletic association. Lefty Anderson has been all of that to the state ...
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Jim Hubbert (right) with Buddy Anderson and Jackie O'Neal at ALFCA Masters session.Jim Hubbert was always learning.  He spent much of his boyhood in Birmingham reading books about great athletes and coaches.  It seemed inevitable that he would be an athlete and coach himself.  He moved to Oxford ...
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We have had many great coaches to achieve great things in our state.  Go to a second state and produce great teams is something else.  Only a Robert Herring could do it in 3 different states.    A four sport start at Louisville Miss his skills landed him at Miss. College where he played 3 spor ...
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Consistency is something we all strive for in football.  The ability not to be a one act show but to perform at a high level year after year is a tough thing to achieve.  No one did it better over a long period of time than Jimmy Foshee. Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbook opened in 1965 and h ...
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Many men have coached high school football in Alabama but few have put their personal stamp on it as many different ways as Coach Jack Wood.  A graduate of Wetumpka High School and Auburn University, Coach Wood spent the first ten years of his coaching career on the staff at Auburn High School.   ...
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When John Tatum arrived at Montgomery Academy in 1984, he took over a football program from Spence McCracken that was growing and had great expectations.  It was a different problem than other schools. But Montgomery Academy had picked the right man.  Over the next 23 years he made the Eagles one ...
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Many of us are fortunate to have a strong and influential person come into our lives. For Murphy High School, the Murphy Panther football team and the City of Mobile, someone had the good foresight to hire Robert Shaw in 1962 as coach, physical education and history teacher.  He would certainly set ...
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Harry Wayne Parrish (Kneeling on left)     It seems that some people are meant to do certain things in life.  Some are meant to be doctors, some politicians.  Some are born with a natural skill to be an athlete or maybe they have gifted speech to be a counselor, or a great salesman.  It seems ...
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