Latest Coaching Hires Come From Football Families

May 21, 2018

Three of the latest coaching hires in Alabama high school football are sons of present and former high school coaches.

Dustin Goodwin has been named the new coach at Chelsea High School.  His father is AHSAA Hall of Fame coach Doug Goodwin, who is on the football staff at Auburn University.  Dustin is leaving Plainview High School, where he was 21-12 in three seasons.  In 2017 his Bears went 9-2, losing only to powerhouse Fyffe in the regular season.  They dropped a close 30-29 decision to Weaver in the first round of the playoffs. Goodwin was the 2017 ALFCA 3A Coach of the Year. His father won 234 games at Marion County, Lineville, Demopolis, Russellville and Homewood.

Chris Elmore left Chelsea to take the job at Fort Payne High School.  Fort Payne coach Paul Ellis left to take the Lafayette Ga. job this spring.  Elmore is a graduate of Fort Payne, where he played for his father, Jerry Elmore.  He was the Fort Payne coach from 1984-1998, and also coached at Cullman.  Chris had spent five seasons in Chelsea with a record of 27-25.

Luke Pruitt has been named the new head coach at Pisgah. He comes from Albertville, where he has spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator under his father, Dale Pruitt. Dale has won 234 games in stops at Pisgah, Plainview (twice), Fort Payne, Marion County (Tn) and Albertville. His first head coaching job was also at Pisgah. Pruitt replaces Anthony Jacks, who won 8 games in two years at the helm. Pruitt, the brother of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, will face a rebuilding job.  The Eagles have had four head coaches in the last six seasons, with only one winning season during that time.