Coaching Veteran Bill Smith Takes Over Donoho Football Program

Anniston, AL – Alabama high school coaching veteran Bill Smith was officially named the Donoho Falcons’ 10 head football coach Tuesday afternoon.  

The former Alabama Crimson Tide punter takes over for former Falcons head coach Jeremy Satcher who lead the Anniston private school to a combined 4-15 record, including a trip to the AHSAA Class 1A postseason in 2022, over the past three seasons.

Smith, who will also serve as Donoho’s strength and conditioning coach for all sports and assist with Falcons’ track and field program, is no stranger to the east Alabama sidelines.  His last coaching stop was a two year stint at Talladega, posting a 0-20 mark from 2022 to 2023.  

Prior to accepting the top job at Talladega High, he spent two seasons at Birmingham’s Huffman High School where he guided the Class 6A Vikings to a 6-14 record.

Smith following Shades Valley’s 34-0 playoff win over Arab in 2014. Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Before accepting the Huffman job, prior to the 2020 season, Smith lead the Fayette County Tigers for one season, posting a 8-3 record, a 5-1 mark in region play and a trip to the AHSAA Class 4A postseason.  

From 2015 to 2018 Smith lead the Munford Tigers to a combined 28-18 record including a trip to the Class 4A semifinals in 2015 and a region title in 2017.  

Smith guided the Class 6A Shades Valley Mounties to a 26-19 record, reaching the postseason in three of his four seasons at the helm of the Irondale program.  His first head coaching stop was a two year stint at Crossville where he lead the Lions to a 9-11 mark from 2009-2010.

Click here to check out the full Alabama high school football Coaching Carousel. 

Smith’s career head coaching record currently stands at 77-85 with seven playoff appearances and a region title over 15 seasons.  

The Falcons will join Fayetteville, Talladega County Central, Victory Christian, Wadley, Winterboro and Woodland in a redrawn Class 1A, Region 6 in 2024. 

Leave a Reply