Oak Mountain parts ways with head football coach Tyler Crane

Birmingham, AL – After two seasons at the helm of the Oak Mountain Eagles football squad the Shelby County program is parting ways with head coach Tyler Crane.  

“We decided to go in a direction moving forward.  We appreciate coach Crane’s service to our community and our school”.  Oak Mountain Principle Andrew Gunn said announcing the decision to release the Eagles’ second year head coach.  

Cane took over the Class 7A, Region 3 program from former Oak Mountain and current Scottsboro head coach Cris Bell prior to the 2021 season.  Bell, the longest tenured head coach in OMHS program history, lead the Eagles to a 47-49 record over nine seasons. 

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During his two year stint at the helm of the Oak Mountain program the Cedar Bluff native lead the Eagles to a combined 10-12 record, including a 5-9 run in region play.  In his first season he guided the Eagles to a 7-5 mark including a trip to the second round of the Class 7A postseason before falling to the eventual state champion Thompson Warriors.  

In 2022, the Eagles kicked off the season with a pair of non-region victories over Northridge and Pelham before dripping seven straight contests and closing out the season with a 9-3 win over region rival Spain Park.

Crane began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Sand Rock before taking over as the defensive coordinator at Winterboro.  The Jacksonville State alum also spent time as an assistant at Cherokee County, Foley, Oak Mountain, Northridge and Central-Phenix City before accepting his first head coaching job at OMHS in 2021.