Lee-Scott head coach Robert Maddox retires after 13 years

Auburn, AL – After 13 years at the helm of the Lee-Scott Academy football program head coach Robert Maddox is stepping aside.  During his tenure at LSA he lead the Warriors to a 75-66 record including eight AISA postseason births and an appearance in the 2012 AAA state title game.

“We are thankful for Coach Maddox’s legacy and service to Lee-Scott Academy, and for his influence on our young men to not just win games but to become men of character, integrity, and honor, “ Lee-Scott Head of School, Dr. Stan Cox said in a statement. “We wish he and his wife, Macy, all the best and many years of joy spending time with their children and grandchildren.”

The Langdale, AL native began his coaching career as an assistant at Decatur High School in 1977.  After a pair seasons with the Red Raiders, he returned to his alma mater, Troy State University, as a position coach and eventually defensive coordinator.  After seven seasons as an assistant, Maddox became the Trojans head football coach, a position he held for three seasons amassing a 13-17 record.  

In 1991 Maddox accepted his first high school head coaching position at Valley, his high school alma mater.  In his first season he lead the Rams to a 12-2 record and a trip to the AHSAA 5A semifinals.  He remained at at Valley for seven seasons guiding the Rams to an overall 51-34 record including four region titles and six post season appearances.  In 2000 he reentered the college ranks as an assistant at North Carolina’s Gardner-Webb University.  After a pair of seasons with the Bulldogs he returned to the Alabama prep sidelines, accepting the head coaching position at Auburn High School.  He lead the Tigers for four seasons, compiling a 22-22 mark, claiming a region title in 2004 and advancing to the 6A playoffs in each of his seasons at the helm.  

In 2006 Maddox moved across town to take over the Lee-Scott Academy Warriors football program.

“The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes says, ‘there is a time for every event under heaven’ and it is ‘time’ for that tenure to come to an end,” said Coach Maddox. “I will forever be grateful to Dr. Don Roberts and the board for the opportunity to serve as the head football coach. LSA has been very good to my family and I hope we have been good for this school. God Bless and Go Warriors!”

He was named the Alabama High School Coach of the year twice during his career, in his first season at Valley and his last year at Auburn.  Over 24 years as a head coach, his career record stands at 148-122.  His squads reached the postseason in 18 of his 24 seasons on the sidelines.  

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