Grissom’s Chip English named new Albertville Aggies head football coach

Albertville, AL – The Albertville Aggies have landed their next leader on the gridiron.   The Albertville Board of Education officially named Grissom’s Chip English the Aggie’s next head football coach.

The North Carolina native will be the 38th head coach in the program’s 114 year history.

English has spent the past four seasons at the helm of the Grissom Tigers program where is he has compiled a 16-25 record including a 6-22 mark in region play and one trip to the postseason.  

Grissom finished 2020 at 6-5, posting their first winning season in 18 years and first playoff appearance since 2004.  The Tigers knocked off Albertville 55-0 in a midseason meeting at McCord Field.  

In the seven years prior to English’s arrival at Grissom, the Tigers posted a 6-64 record and were ridding a four year winless streak in region play. 

Before to coming to Huntsville in 2017, English served as the head coach at West Caldwell High School in Lenoir, North Carolina.  Over three seasons he lead the Warriors to a combined 21-16 record including three playoff victories.  

English replaces former Aggies head coach Cliff Mitchell who was dismissed last month following a 2-8  campaign in the Aggies’ first season in Class 7A.   Mitchell, who was a longtime Aggies assistant before his two year stint as head coach, posted a 7-14 mark at the helm of the program. 

PrepsNet has also learned that Aggies assistant head coach David Bowman and offensive coordinator Brock Rutledge will not be returning to Albertville in 2021.