Clay-Chalkville Elevates Stuart Floyd to Head Football Coach

Pinson, AL – The Clay-Chalkville Cougars didn’t have to look far to find their next leader on the gridiron.  CCHS alum and current offensive coordinator Stuart Floyd was officially named the Cougars eighth head football coach Thursday afternoon.  

Floyd takes over for former Clay-Chalkville head coach Drew Gilmer who resigned in early January to take over the Hoover football program.  Gilmer lead the Cougars to an 81-12 record including a pair of Class 6A state titles and three region championships over seven seasons.  

The University of Southern Mississippi alum’s roots at Clay-Chalkville run deep.  He quarterbacked the Cougars to their first state football title in 1999 and returned to his alma mater as an assistant in 2009.  He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2011 and lead the Cougar offense to a Class 6A state title in 2014.  

Following an eight year run on the Cougars staff, he made the move to neighboring Hewitt-Trussville where he helped guide the Class 7A Huskies to a 19-5 record and a Region title in two seasons as an assistant.  

In 2019 Floyd joined Dustan Goode’s staff at Mortimer Jordan, serving as an assistant for two seasons before being named the Blue Devil’s head coach in 2021.  He took over a Mortimer Jordan program that had made the jump from Class 5A to 6A the previous season and guided the Devils to a 2-8 mark in his lone season in Kimberly.  

He accepted his first coaching position outside Jefferson County in 2022 spending one season on head coach Jon Clements staff at Springville High School.  

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Floyd returned to Clay-Chalkville in 2023 as the program’s offensive coordinator and helped guide the Cougars to a perfect 14-0 season, highlighted by a win over defending Class 7A champion Thompson, a region title and the program’s 4th state championship.

Floyd’s journey has been intrinsically tied to Clay-Chalkville’s football successes. With the lone exception of the Cougars’ 2021 AHSAA title, Floyd has played a part in every one of their state championships, as a player or an assistant coach.

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