Bert Browne named Albertville head football coach

Albertville, AL – The Albertville Aggies have landed their next leader on the gridiron.  The Albertville City Board of Education officially named Bert Browne the Aggies 40th head football coach Monday afternoon. 

Browne comes to Sand Mountain from Tennessee Tech University where he served as the Golden Eagles’ tight ends coach and director of recruiting and player personnel for the past three seasons. 

During his college playing career he set 16 school passing records at Tennessee Tech and was the first Golden Eagle quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards in a single season.

This will be the veteran coach’s first stint in Alabama after spending time on the sidelines in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas at both the high school and collegiate levels. 

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Browne began his coaching career in 1991 as the quarterback coach at Madison Central High School in Richmond, KY, his first of two stops there — the latter being a head coaching run from 2010 to 2013. In 1993, he spent his first stint on the Tennessee Tech staff, serving as a student assistant quarterback coach. The next year, he became the quarterback coach at Georgia’s LaGrange High School, followed by a three-year stint at Coffee County High, the first an assistant followed by two seasons as the Manchester, TN program’s head coach. 

He returned to the collegiate level as he pursued his master’s degree at Eastern Kentucky, serving as the Colonels’ wide receivers coach.  Next, Browne accepted the offensive coordinator post at Mississippi’s Holmes Junior College for three seasons, before taking the same post at the University of West Georgia from 2003 to 2005.

Browne spent 2006 to 2009 as the head coach at Perry Central High School in Hazard, Kentucky, then returned to Madison Central through 2013. The next year he made the move to Arkansas Tech where he served as wide receivers coach, recruiting coordinator and academic coordinator. His next three stops were as assistant coaching stops at East Jessamine (Nicholasville, KY), Colquitt County (Moultrie, GA), and Elbert County (Elberton, GA), before accepting his most recent prep head coaching position at Smyrna, Tennessee’s Stewarts Creek High School in 2019.

Browne takes over the Albertville program from former Aggies head coach Chip English who lead the program to a pair of 1-9 records over the past two seasons.  English stepped down following the Aggies 2022 campaign to accept an assistant coaching position at Hoover High School.