Stidham resigns as Hamilton head coach

Hamilton, AL – After 15 years at the helm of the Hamilton Aggies football program head coach Rodney Stidham has stepped down.

The Hamilton native sited non life-threatening heath concerns as his reason for stepping aside.

“I decided that it was time I needed to take care of myself. I knew the commitment to the the head coach was something I could not do.” Former Hamilton Aggies head football coach Rodney Stidham

Longtime Aggies offensive coordinator Barry Peoples will take over the as the program’s interim head coach. Peoples, a 1985 Hamilton High alum, served as the head coach at Marion County High for 13 seasons, leading the Red Raiders to an 80-53 record, including 9 playoff births and a pair of region titles before joining Stidham’s Hamilton staff in 2006.

Stidham lead the Aggies to a 113-59 record over 15 seasons including four region championships and 11 trips to the AHSAA postseason including an appearance in the Super 7 State Championships in 2010. He steps down as the winningest head coach in program history.

The Hamilton native revived his B.S. degree in Biology and Physical Education from UAB and and a master’s degree in school counseling and Psychology from the University of West Alabama.

Stidham plans to remain with the program as an assistant in 2020.

The Aggies are slated to kickoff their 2020 campaign August 21st on the road at Red Bay. Peoples will lead his team on the Sargent Stadium turf for the first time September 11th as the Aggies welcome region foe Oak Grove to Marion County.