Is Vestavia Hills on the verge of naming their next head football coach?

Vestavia Hills, AL – Multiple media outlets have reported that the Vestavia Hills Rebels are on the cusp of hiring a head football coach from the first time since 1978.  

Atlanta’s Gradick Sports and Alabama and Georgia Football Scoop, among others, are reporting that Carrollton High School (GA)’s Sean Calhoun has accepted the Rebels head coaching job.  PrepsNet has not independently verified the hire but we can confirm that the Vestavia Hills Board of Education has called a special personnel meeting for 4:00 PM Wednesday evening.  

Calhoun stepped down from his head coaching position at Carrollton Tuesday morning after leading the Trojans to a 51-12 mark, including a pair of region titles, over five seasons at the helm of the 6A west Georgia program.   Each of Calhoun’s Trojan squads advanced to the quarterfinals of the GHSA postseason.  Before taking over the Carrollton program, Calhoun served as former Hoover head coach Rush Propst’s offensive coordinator at Georgia’s Colquitt County High. 

If Calhoun does become the Rebel’s next leader on the gridiron he will be filling the shoes of one of the most successful and respected coaches in Alabama high school football history.  Hall of Fame head coach Buddy Anderson, retired following the 2020 season after leading the Rebels for 43 years.  During his four decade tenure Anderson’s teams brought home a pair of state titles while posting a 346-160 record.  He walked away from the field that now bears his name as the state’s all-time winningest head football coach.  

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