Pinson, AL – The Pinson Valley Indians didn’t look far to find their next head football coach. The Jefferson County power has officially elevated offensive coordinator Lee Guess to lead the 6A program.
Guess has served as the Indians interim head coach since Sam Shade resigned to accept the top job at Miles College following the 2021 season. The former Auburn University receiver was Pinson Valley’s offensive coordinator last season and coached the Indians’ wide receivers for the previous five seasons. This will be the Hewitt-Trussville standout’s first head coaching position.
Over his six year tenure at PVHS, he has been a part of three AHSAA 6A state championships, three region crowns and an undefeated season in 2017.
During his college career at Auburn, from 2002-2006, Guess totaled 13 receptions for 243 yards and a score averaging 18.7 yards per catch while appearing in 13 games for the Tigers in his senior season.
Guess becomes the Indians’ third head football coach in the last five seasons following Shade who lead Pinson Valley to a 21-6 mark, including a state championship and region title over the past two seasons. Current Central-Phenix City coach Patrick Nix spent three seasons at Pinson guiding the Indians’ to a 38-4 record with a pair of state titles and two region championships from 2017-2019.
The Indians 2021 campaign came to a close at 9-4 in the Class 6A quarterfinals at Mountain Brook.
Pinson Valley joins Center Point, Clay-Chalkville, Huffman, Oxford, Pell City and Shades Valley in a redrawn Class 6A, Region 6 in 2022.