This Week in HS Sports: What’s next after a surprising run of coaching news in the state?

This is an feeling piece.

It is been very a 7 days in the substantial faculty soccer coaching ranks.

For the initially time I can try to remember, two coaches altered their minds right after having new work.

First, Demopolis mentor Brian Seymore introduced a week just after he was accepted as Greenville High’s new mentor that he was stepping down from that placement. Coach Seymore advised me this 7 days that he had not resigned at Demopolis and his speedy programs ended up to stay at the school. Seymore has a 56-18 file in six many years as the Tigers’ head coach.

Nonetheless, irrespective of whether he will nonetheless be the Demopolis head soccer mentor, has still to be declared and appears to be to be in doubt. Superintendent Tony Willis, in a text message earlier this 7 days, instructed me he hoped to have the school’s 2023-2024 coaching plans finalized at a Board Assembly on Monday night time.

A tiny later in the 7 days, AHSAA Corridor of Famer and six-time point out champion Stacy Luker declared that he experienced improved his intellect on having the head soccer coaching placement at Cottage Hill Christian in Cell. Luker was introduced as the Warriors’ head coach previous thirty day period.

Cottage Hill moved swiftly on naming his substitution, promoting defensive coordinator Carvel Jones to the place on Thursday.

People moves follow the news past month that Pell City had hired Rush Propst two months following he was named affiliate head mentor at Coosa Christian in Gadsden.

Other coaching news:

Danny Powell, an additional AHSAA Corridor of Famer, has been hired as the new soccer mentor at Jackson Academy. Powell put in very last time as an assistant coach at Jackson Substantial Faculty.

Buckhorn defensive coordinator Wes Patterson is the new football coach at Susan Moore.

Selma Substantial introduced Leon Working day as its up coming football mentor.

Westbrook Christian employed a pair of very well-recognized basketball coaches. Neal Wester will mentor the boys staff, although Jeremy Brooks will coach the women. I lined Jeremy as a player at Emma Samson in the early 1990s. One particular of us is outdated, and i don’t believe it is Jeremy.

Barry Sanderson is leaving Tuscaloosa Academy to choose more than the boys basketball system at Northridge Large.

Former Baker, Austin and Enjoyable Household boys basketball mentor Main Deacon has been named to the very same position at Albertville.

Extra Central Board information

Probably the greatest information to occur out of this month’s AHSAA Central Board assembly was the acceptance of a new Class 7A playoff rotation commencing in 2024. Read through extra about that here.

However, there have been also a handful of other intriguing things.

— As anticipated, the Board accredited a shell out elevate across the board for all contest officers. The new fork out scale will place the AHSAA initial in Area 3 in nearly every single sport. This was an problem primary up to baseball season as some officials threatened a strike. It was seriously publicized in the Cell spot.

— Also, the Board permitted generating a “Medical Timeout” prior to every contest a necessity. The “Timeout” was a advice from the AHSAA Healthcare Advisory Board. It is created to go over healthcare possibilities offered to insure each teams are conscious of wellbeing and basic safety preparedness in position for that unique contest.

Noteworthy spring highlights

— St. James junior striker Katie Brightwell now has 168 objectives for her high faculty job. According to the AHSAA data, she ranks eighth on the all-time list. Brightwell has an remarkable 38 ambitions in 12 matches so significantly this time.

— Bayshore Christian freshman golfer Michael Heaton recorded a gap-in-1 on the par 4 No. 7 gap at Lakewood Golf Club in Fairhope this week. He was actively playing in a two-working day tournament hosted by Daphne and Fairhope Significant Schools.

— Sand Rock softball pitcher Jadyn Foster now has 1,000 strikeouts in her higher college profession. The senior experienced 7 strikeouts in an 8-1 acquire in excess of Cedar Bluff this 7 days.

— Hartselle Higher senior Coleman Mizell, an Alabama signee, has strike 11 household operates and driven in 29 operates around the past two months for the reigning 6A baseball champs. Mizell has 23 hits in his past 44 at-bats.

Thought for the 7 days

“You receive your respect not by mixing in but by standing out. Stand up for what you consider in, even when its unpopular.” — Tim Tebow, A person-year Devotional, Mission Achievable

Ben Thomas is the significant college sportswriter at He has been named a person of the 50 legends of the Alabama Sports Writers Affiliation. Adhere to him on twitter at @BenThomasPreps or e mail him at [email protected]. He can be read weekly on “Inside Substantial Faculty Sports” on SportsTalk 99.5 FM in Mobile or on the free IHeart Radio Application at 2 p.m. Wednesdays.

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