Albertville head football coach quits, accepts job at Hoover High

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Albertville High School’s head football coach resigned on Tuesday and is expected to become Hoover High School’s quarterback coach.

The Albertville City School Board accepted Chip English’s resignation at a special meeting called Tuesday morning. According to the minutes of the board meeting, English’s resignation will be effective Feb. 3.

English was Albertville’s head coach for two seasons. In that time, the Aggies went 2-18.

He will move south to join the Hoover Buccaneers, who are coached by former James Clemens and Florence head coach Wade Waldrop. The Bucs went 11-2 in 2022, before losing to Thompson High School in the 7A playoff semifinals.

In a statement to News 19, English said:

My family and I are extremely grateful for our stay in Albertville.

I would like to thank our Superintendent, Dr. English, and Principal, Mr. Phillips, for their support during my tenure. It is a wonderful place to work and live. It has been a great honor to be able to serve as Albertville’s head football coach for the past two years.

I couldn’t ask for better student athletes and coaching staff.

Although I am excited for the next chapter, I will always cherish my time in Albertville and the lifelong friendships and relationships I made. Go Aggies!

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English’s wife announced the move on Facebook on Tuesday, saying: ‘As most of you know, Chip resigned as head football coach at Albertville High School today. today. He was offered and accepted a job at Hoover High School coaching their quarterback. You can read the full message here.

Prior to being head coach at Albertville, English was head coach at Grissom High School for four seasons. During his time there, Grissom went 16-25.

Albertville’s next head coach will be his third since moving up to the 7A rank in 2020.


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