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Monday, March 25, 2013

Former Blount Coach inducted into the AL High School Sports Hall of Fame

Posted by Comm. Dept. in Athletics  |  Comments (6)


Coach Harris’ remarkable football coaching career is highlighted by the amazing turnaround he had at Blount High School. When he arrived at Blount in 1988, the Leopards’ football program had lost more games the previous 10 seasons than any other Class 5A school in the state. Over the next 10 years, Blount became 5A’s winningest team with state championships in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1997 and runner-up finishes in 1991 and 1995.

Harris went on to compile a 148-69 overall head coaching record. His efforts in the community and off the field were lauded by civic leaders and culminated with Harris being named Mobile County Citizen of the Year in 1996. He was selected Blount High School Teacher of the Year in 1992 and received the Mobile Mentors Pride Award from 1992-96.

He served as head coach in the 1991 Alabama-Mississippi Football Classic and was an assistant in 1997. In 1998 he was named the NFL High School Coach of the Year. Harris graduated from Toulminville High School (1975) and Alabama State University (1980).

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Congratulations from the Blount High School Family!


Comments on "Former Blount Coach inducted into the AL High School Sports Hall of Fame"

3/27/2013 9:42:09 AM CST

1. Gwendolyn said...


you are a great person and this honor is long over due. Congratulations!

3/26/2013 9:09:52 AM CST

2. Jennifer White said...

Congrats Coach Harris!

3/26/2013 8:10:58 AM CST

3. Tereance Pinkney said...

Coach Harris,

Congratulations Coach, this accomplishment is well over due.  You have touched many lives through coaching and mentoring. You never coached me but you inspired me to be a great coach and a even better person. Way to go Nupe!!

3/26/2013 8:08:29 AM CST

4. Janie Ward said...

Way to go Benjamin!  We are so proud of you here at Blount High School.

Love ya,  Janie Ward and Janice Gorzel

3/26/2013 7:11:33 AM CST

5. Denise / class of 00 (leopard for life) said...

Congrats coach, job well done

3/26/2013 6:41:29 AM CST

6. Candice Lundy said...

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