Strong Lineup of State’s Best Coaches to Speak at All Star Sports Week

May 11, 2017

Seventeen of the state’s outstanding high school coaches will speak at this year’s Football Coaching School at the AHSAA Summer Conference.  The conference will be held once again at the Renaissance Convention Center in Montgomery July 17th through the 22nd.  The Football Coaching School will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 19th and 20th.

In recent years NCAA rules have prevented college coaches from speaking at the event as they did for many years.  In response, the AHSAA has put together a line up of some of Alabama’s best and most successful coaches.  The conference opens with Paul Bennefield of Fyffe High School on Playing with 2 Way Players at 8:00 AM.  Offensive presentations will be made by Phil Lazenby of Bayside Academy, Caleb Ross of Opelika, Chris Yeager of Mountain Brook, Patrick Nix of Pinson Valley, Fred Riley of Davidson, David Faulkner of Enterprise and Jeff Kelly of Saraland. The defensive presentations will be made by defensive line coach Adrian Adams of Hoover, Smitty Grider of Park Crossing, Ernest Hill of McGill Toolen and Steve Mask of St. Paul’s.  In addition Shawn Raney of Spain Park will speak on Team Improvement through Circuit Training, Andro Williams of W.S. Neal will have a presentation on Building a Well Rounded Program in a Small Setting, and Terry Curtis of UMS Wright will speak on Leadership.  Josh Niblett of Hoover High School will wrap up the conference on Thursday, speaking on Growing a Culture 365. 

There will also be a new coaches orientation clinic from 8:00-8:50 AM on Wednesday and the AHSADCA will hold its annual meeting the same day at 1:30 PM.  The FCA Coaches Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday with former NFL player and coach Dan Reeves speaking.  The convention will wrap up with the AHSAA rules clinic at 2:30 PM on Thursday and the North South All Star Game at Cramton Bowl at 7:00 PM.

Registration is open on the AHSAA website.  Get your hotel reservations early and take your entire staff to this year’s AHSAA Summer Conference.