Toxey, AL – Hall of Fame head coach Stacy Luker has been tapped to take over the South Choctaw Academy football program.
Luker takes over for Joe Nettles who lead the Rebels to a 5-6 mark in 2023.
The University of West Alabama alum stepped down after six years as the head coach at Clarke County following the 2022 season. He was introduced as the head coach at Mobile’s Cottage Hill Christian in March before having a change of heart, opting to step away from the sidelines for the 2023 season.
Luker began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Sweet Water High School, before accepting his first head coaching position at Washington County in 1995. He lead the Bulldogs to an 10-11 record over two seasons before making the move to Thomasville in 1997.
During his five year stint at Thomasville he lead the 4A Tigers to a combined 30-23 record, three playoff appliances and a trip to the Class 4A quarterfinals in 1998.
In 2002 Luker returned home to Sweet Water where he built his championship reputation. He guided the the Bulldogs to a five Class 1A state titles and captured eight region crowns while posting a 131-32 record over 12 seasons. Luker’s final four seasons at Sweet Water ended in the AHSAA Super 7, capturing the Blue Map in 2010 and finishing as state runner-up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
He stepped across state lines in 2014, spending one season at Mississippi’s Neshoba Central (6-5) before retuning to Alabama and spending two seasons at Demopolis. During his two year stint at the Class 5A program, the Tigers posted at 17-7 record won a pair of region championships and advanced to the AHSAA quarterfinals in his first season.
From 2017 to 2022 Luker lead the Clarke County Bulldogs to a 44-29 record, four playoff berths, two region titles and a Class 2A state championship.
The 2022 Alabama High School Hall of Fame inductee currently holds a 238-107 record over 28 seasons.