Hall of Fame - 1991



C.D. "LEFTY" ANDERSON - Coached football at Frisco City and Murphy where he compiled a 95-38-5 career record in 14 years. He served Murphy 10 more years as assistant principal and principal and then was the Mobile County Athletic Director eight years. He served 13 years on the AHSAA Central Board, two as president. A graduate of Jackson High and Livingston State.


- During his 31-year tenure at Thomasville, his football teams compiled a 182-81-25 record, and he also coached basketball and football for more than 20 years. He retired in 198 after 45 years of coaching, teaching math and serving as assistant principal. A graduate of Thomasville High and Howard College.


NOLAN ATKINS - During 30 years as a football coach, all but six at Sweet Water, the four-time Class A Coach of the Year has won four state titles with an overall 229-53-5 record. In seven years as baseball coach he won six state championships and was runner-up the other year while posting a 130-40 overall record. A graduate of S.D. Lee (Miss.) High and Mississippi State.

W.H. "CAP" BROWN - After 31 years as basketball coach at Parker of Birmingham, he was the second winningest coach in the nation with more than 700 wins at the time of his induction. His teams won four state basketball championships and a national title in 1964. He was twice been voted "Coach of the Year." A graduate of Fairfield Industrial High and Tuskegee Institute.


TOM CALVIN - Coached 33 years at Baldwin County, Sylacauga and Austin with a 204-129-11 career record and earned three state "Coach of the Year" Awards. He won a state championship at Sylacauga where his teams had 15 straight winning seasons. He also posted a 92-15 record in 14 years as tennis coach at Sylacauga. A graduate of Athens High and the University of Alabama.


JOHN COX - Coached football 33 years at Childersburg where he compiled a 204-109-15 record. His team won a state title and subsequent state Coach of the Year and All-Star Coach awards. He also coached basketball 13 years with only one losing season and six winning seasons of baseball. A graduate of Marshall County High and the University of Alabama.


GLENN DANIEL - Is the current winningest football coach in the state with a career record of 281-161-16 in 37 years at Luverne and eight years at Pine Hill. In a career spanning parts of six decades, he has been named conference football Coach of the Year six times and the same honor in baseball one year. A graduate of A.G. Parrish (Selma) High School and Livingston University.


BECKY DICKINSON - She is the winningest high school volleyball coach in the nation with a career record of 796-62. Her McGill-Toolen teams have finished in the top three in the state 17 of 18 years and have won 11 state titles. She also has a 235-81 basketball record with three state titles and two boys tennis crowns. A graduate of Russellville High and Florence State.


CLIFF HARPER - Served for 18 years as the first full-time AHSAA Executive Director where he introduced the first complete organization of prep athletics statewide. He coached 10 years at Spring Garden, Georgiana, Evergreen and Sardis where his team won a state title in 1936. He developed illustrated football and basketball rules books which are still used nationally. A graduate of Moore Academy (Pine Apple) and Birmingham-Southern.

ESTES HUDSON - Of his 21 years in coaching, 18 were spent at Winfield where he compiled outstanding records in football (128-52-18), basketball (458-170) and baseball (181-54). His 1952 basketball team was state champion and he had 14 county champions and seven district winners. He also had fine teams in three years at Brilliant, Marion County and Perry County. A graduate of Hackleburg High and Jacksonville State.


JOE JONES - Compiled a superb record of 606-197-in 31 years of basketball coaching in four Morgan County schools – Danville, Austinville, Decatur and Austin. His teams won state championships in three different classifications – Class A Austinville in 1953, Class 3A Austin in 1969 and Class 4A Austin in 1973. Coached in the first All-Star Game. A graduate of Austinville High and Florence State.


E.D. "CHINK" LOTT – One of the state’s outstanding coaches during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he posted an overall football record of 177-37-23 in 14 years at Anniston and 11 years at Demopolis. His teams played major schools in Georgia and Tennessee as well as in Alabama. He served as athletic director and coached all sports. A graduate of Simpson High (Birmingham) and Birmingham-Southern.


C.T. MANLEY – He spent 24 of his 28 years in coaching at Colbert County, where he compiled a football record of 171-78-7 with a state championship in 1972. His team was runner-up in the first year of the state Class 3A football playoffs in 1967. He also coached at Red Bay and Muscle Shoals. A graduate of Hazlewood High and Southeastern Louisiana.


J.E. "HOT" O'BRIEN – Enjoyed an outstanding 16-year football coaching career at Tallassee where he compiled an overall record of 120-28-17 with a wide-open offense. His teams posted a streak of 57 games without a loss from 1941-47. He also took 12 of his basketball teams to the state tournament. A graduate of Tallapoosa County High and Birmingham-Southern.


MICKEY O'BRIEN – Has an unsurpassed record of winning five state basketball championships in a brief 14-year coaching career at Geraldine, Jackson County and Gadsden where he posted an overall record of 427-47, a winning percentage of 90. Before his untimely death in 1944 at age 39, he won two state titles at Geraldine and three at Jackson County. A graduate of Tallapoosa County High and Auburn University.


H.L. "SHORTY" OGLE – Spent 38 of his 42 years of coaching at Decatur, compiling overall records of 253-73-9 in football, 232-42 in basketball, 128-29 in baseball and 147-31 in track meets. He coached four undefeated teams which won state championships and was a member of the first All-Star game staff. A member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. A graduate of Albertville High and Birmingham-Southern.


HAYWOOD SCISSUM – Was head football coach at East Highland (Sylacauga) for 18 years where his teams won two state championships and finished runner-up once while compiling an overall record of 135-29-11. His teams, noted for their explosive offense, often averaged over 40 points per game. He is known for instilling a burning desire to achieve in his players. A graduate of Carver (Gadsden) and Tuskegee Institute. 


H.L. "BUBBA SCOTT – Served for 25 years with distinction as the second full-time Executive Director of the AHSAA until his retirement Dec. 31, 1990. He successfully merged Alabama’s black and white high school athletic programs, organized and conducted the first state football championship program and initiated a total girls athletic program. He coached 14 years at Haleyville, the last 10 as head football coach with a 76-21-3 record and three state championships. A graduate of Autauga County High and Troy State.


SNITZ SNIDER – Coached all but one of his 32 years at Bessemer where seven of his teams won state football championships. As a basketball coach, one of his teams was a state runner-up and two were district runners-up. During his one-year at Dora, his teams were county champions in football, basketball and track. A graduate of Oak Grove High and Auburn University. 


RONALD WEATHERS – Was a sportswriter for almost four decades for The Birmingham News with his primary responsibility to cover prep sports. He became known as "Mr. Prep Sports" to high school fans and participants in Birmingham and throughout the state. Still the model that sportswriters look to in covering events, he made his biggest contribution to prep athletics with his writing ability and fairness. A graduate of Woodlawn High and Howard College. 


– Coached 15 years at Courtland where his football teams posted an 86-22-3 overall record which included a 28-game winning streak. His teams were conference champions seven times and he was NAHSAA Coach of the Year in 1960. He also coached track and won six conference titles. Her served four more years as principal. A graduate of Courtland and Alabama State.



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