canada africa partner reservation Former Alabama player gets head coaching position

Former Alabama player gets head coaching position


It was an offseason full of drama surrounding the Pell City High School football program. That’s not all that unusual when Rush Propst is your head coach, but the infamous football coach added another chapter to the story this week by resigning after just one season.

Propst led the Panthers to a 1-9 season and complained about jealousy and backstabbing about why things weren’t progressing at the pace fans might have expected. On Saturday, Pell City named former Alabama football defensive back Nick Gentry as its next head coach.

Gentry won two national championships at Alabama and immediately started coaching after his college playing days were over. This will be his first head coaching job, but he has worked as a defensive coach at Jacksonville State and UAB before delving into the secondary. The Pell City Panthers open their season on Friday, August 23 against Pelham High School.

Today’s Crimson tide schedule:

  • Basketball at No. 16 Mississippi State, 12 p.m., SEC Network +

Crimson Tide results:

Countdown to Crimson Tide’s 2024 football season opener:

118 days

On this day in Crimson Tide history:

May 5, 1954: Cecil Ingram won the Hugo Friedman Award, given annually to the best athlete in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa native, known to his friends on campus as “Hootie.” played in both football and baseball. Bill Oliver, a teammate of Ingram’s, received two awards: the “Jimmie Moore Memorial Award” and the “Dr. Joseph Hirsch Memorial Trophy.” —Bryant Museum

May 5, 1995: Ross Pierschbacher was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Crimson Tide Quote of the Day:

“Alabama is a typical Wade (Wallace) machine: powerful, big, tough, fast, aggressive, well-schooled in the fundamentals and the best blocking team I have ever seen. … When they came onto the field, you could hear the fans shouting, ‘Hold your horses, here come the elephants.’ – Referee Everette Struper, who officiated the 1930 Alabama-Ole Miss game and wrote a weekly article for the Atlanta Journal. He coined the nickname Red Elephants.

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