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Matt Griffith
Head Coach

HOMETOWN:  Hokes Bluff High School
HIGH SCHOOL:  Hokes Bluff High School
COLLEGE:  Bachelor of Science degree, Secondary Education, Jacksonville State University
WIFE:  Laurie McLeroy Griffith
CHILDREN:  Wrenn, Natalie, Grey
PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Hokes Bluff High School:
Three-year letterman: played Fullback, Linebacker, Place Kicker, Played for Coach Danny Payne
Jacksonville State University:
Played for Coach Bill Burgess; Two-year letterman at fullback; 1988-1989 Gulf South Conference Champions; 1989 National Champion runner-up
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Sylacauga High School, 2005-Present
Head Football Coach, Head Strength Coach
Thompson High School, 2002-2004
Running Game Coordinator, Assistant Coach, Strength
Pell City High School, 1993-2002
1993-1995, Running Back Coordinator, Head Coach of Strengthening
1996-1997, Offensive Coordinator
1998-2002, Head Football Coach
Cleveland High School, 1992-1993
Offensive Coordinator/Head Coach of Strengthening
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/AWARDS:
2006 Talladega County Coach of the Year, 2009 Talladega County Coach of the Year
Member, The National Strength and Conditioning Association

Derrick Crawford
Assistant Coach

HOMETOWN: Sylacauga, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL: Sylacauga High School, 1984 graduate
WIFE: Kym Watkins
CHILDREN: Maurice and Marcus
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:
In-School Suspension Instructor; Sylacauga High School Volunteer Coach; 1988-1997, Head Girls' Basketball Coach; Assistant Coach on the 1992 Championship Team and 1998; Assistant Girls Softball Coach. 


Robby Richardson
Assistant Coach

HOMETOWN: Gordo, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL:
Gordo High School
COLLEGE:
Livingston University
WIFE:
Patti Richardson
CHILDREN:
Colton, Brenlee, and Faith
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:

Teaches Special Education, Sylacauga High School
Special Education Coach (Four years), Shelby County High School; Special Education Aide (One year),
Shelby County Elementary School; Played football, baseball, and basketball at Gordo Hish School (State 2A Champions);
Played baseball at Livingston University and Brewer State Junior College.


Matt Zedaker
Assistant Coach

HOMETOWN: Sylacauga, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL: Sylacauga High School
COLLEGE: The University of Montevallo; B.S. in Physical Education
WIFE: Jill Harkins
CHILDREN: Zoe
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Coaches Defensive Tackle for the Varsity Team; Head Boys Soccer Coach. Played football four years, Sylacauga High School;
three-year starter defensive tackle; played center and noseguard for the Aggies, 1990-1992; All County, three years;
Most Valuable Player Linemen, 1990-1992; Team Captain, 1992; Bethel College (1993-1995); All Mid-South Conference, 1994-1995; Honorable Mention All-American, 1995; Team Captain, 1995.

Jeff Steers
Assistant Coach

HOMETOWN: Pineville, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL: Pineville High School
COLLEGE: Bachelor of Science, Math Education, Northwestern State University (NSU)
WIFE: Beth Steers
CHILDREN: Elizabeth, Eddie, Emilyanne, and Emma Grace
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2007-2008 Offensive Line Coach at Sylacauga High School; 2005-2007, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at B.B. Comer High School; 2000-2005, Head Football Coach at Coosa Central High School, 1997-2000 Offensive Coordinator; Coosa Central; 1991-1997, Offensive Line Coach at Alexandria High School, Alexandria, LA. Northwestern State University: played for Sam Goodwin, 1985-1989, four-year letterman, center; 1988-1989, Southland Conference Champions; 1987-1988 and 1988-1989, All Southland Conference, center; 1988-1989, voted Team Captain; Pineville High School, three-year letterman, voted Team Captain 1984-1985.

John Blackmon
Assistant Coach

HOMETOWN: Sylacauga, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL: Sylacauga High School
COLLEGE: Auburn University
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Randolph County High School; one-year Assistant Football and Basketball; Villa Rica High School, two years Assistant Football and Basketball, Head Baseball; Benjamin Russell High School, five years Assistant Football and Basketball, Head Coach Boys and Girls Tennis; Leroy High School, six years Head Football and Head Baseball Coach, Sylacauga High School; 10 years Head Football Coach and Head Boys and Girls Tennis Coach; Jackson High School, four years Head Football Coach