Madison County hires former Huntsville Head Football Coach

Gurley, AL – Former Huntsville Panthers head coach Scott Sharp is returning to high school sidelines.

The Huntsville native will be taking over Madison County High’s football program just four weeks before the Tigers kick off their 2016 season.  Sharp is taking over for former Tigers coach Scott Peavey who resigned in June to accept an assistant coaching position with the Oxford Yellow Jackets.

Peavey lead Madison County to a 46-34 record over seven seasons, including four trips to the post season and one region championship.

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Sharp spent 18 years at Huntsville High School, including five as the Panthers head football coach.  At Huntsville he complied a 29-27 record from 2010-2014, including four trips to the playoffs.  He resigned from Huntsville following the 2014 season to take over as head coach of the Professional Indoor Football League’s Alabama Hammers.  The league folded following Sharp’s one 4-6 season with the franchise.

Sharp spent last year as a member of the mathematics faculty at Buckhorn High School.

The Tigers are coming off a 6-5 campaign in 2015, loosing to Pleasant Grove in the first round of the AHSAA playoffs.

In 2016 MCHS will make the move from 5A to 4A.

Madison County kicks off 2016, August 26th in Attalla, against the 5A Etowah Blue Devils.