Pruitt steps down as Albertville Aggies head coach

Albertville, AL – After four seasons at the helm of the Albertville Aggies football program Dale Pruitt is waking away to accept the head coaching position at Trenton, GA’s Dade County High School.

“The opportunity to hire a legend doesn’t come around very often” Dade County principal James Fahrney said. “Many talented candidates applied but the interview team unanimously selected Coach Pruitt without reservation.”

Pruitt lead he Aggies to a 27-17 record, including three playoff appearances over tour seasons. Before accepting the top job at Albertville, the father of Tennessee Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt, spent time at Plainview, once from 1984-2000 and again from 2006-2014, Fort Payne (2001-2003), Pisgah (1982-1983) and Marion County, Tennessee (2004-2005).

His career record currently stands at 275-129, ranking him 12th in wins all-time among Alabama high school head football coaches.

During his 35 year stint as a head coach in Alabama Pruitt has been one of the state’s must successful leaders on the gridiron. His teams have reached the AHSAA postseason 25 times, won 13 region championships and made a pair of appearances in the 3A state title game. Four times his teams have finished the regular season unbeaten.

Pruitt’s youngest son Luke, who served as his defensive coordinator at Albertville until 2018, just completed his first season as a head coach leading the Pisgah Eagle to 4-7 mark.

With Pruitt’s exit, Albertville becomes the third Marshall County program with a coaching change since the end of 2018. Arab hired Oxford’s Lee Ozmint to replace Oscar Glasscock while Asbury hired Chris Williams to be the Ram’s second head coach.