Chris Musso resigns as Haleyville Lions head football coach

Hartselle, AL – After three seasons at the helm of the Haleyville High School football program head coach Chris Musso is stepping aside.  The Locust Fork native made the announcement public Friday on social media.

I would like to thank all of the players and coaches that have worked so hard for us at Haleyville High School. It has been a pleasure to Coach every player that has played for us! We have accomplished several of our goals and I am so thankful for our time here. Thank you to everyone that has supported us. We love you all and Haleyville will always have a special place in our hearts. Jessica, Eli, Mia, and I want to tell everyone that we appreciate you and we are blessed and thankful to have served here and met so many awesome people. We have decided to look for a new challenge, it is time for someone else to lead this great program. Good luck, We will be pulling for you! Roar Lions! God Team me, #RPOE,Galatians 6:9

During his three year tenure at Haleyville, Musso lead the Lions to a combined 15-17 record including an 8-4 mark and a Class 4A playoff berth in 2020.  Before accepting the Haleyville job in 2019 he served as the head coach at his alma mater for six seasons guiding the Locust Fork Hornets to a 34-29 mark, including three trips to the playoffs over six seasons.  His first head coaching gig was a five year stint at Birmingham’s John Carroll Catholic where he posted a 23-29 record and a pair of trips to the post season.  

Musso’s 14 year head coaching record currently stands at 72-75, 43-47 in region play, with a 1-6 career record in the postseason.