Kim Vickers Named AHSAA Associate Executive Director

Press Release from AHSAA:

MONTGOMERY – Kimberly Vickers, a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Staff since December of 2014, will become the next AHSAA Associate Executive Director.
     The announcement was made by Alvin Briggs, current Associate Executive Director who was selected by the AHSAA Central Board of Control to replace Executive Director Steve Savarese, who is retiring after serving 15 years in that role. Briggs becomes just the fifth Executive Director of the 100-year old organization. Vickers will become the sixth Associate Executive Director in the AHSAA history. The previous five were James Hall, Dr. Jimmie Cal, Joe Evans, Tony Stallworth, and Briggs. Both officially assume their new positions on July 1.
     “I am very happy to announce that Kim Vickers has accepted the Associate Executive Director role,” said Briggs. “Her acceptance solidifies our staff as we move forward. Her leadership has been essential to the success of the AHSAA, and her role moving forward will be even more essential to the success of this organization.”

     Savarese added, “This is a truly great move for the AHSAA. Kim Vickers is a rising star with unlimited capabilities and will key in moving the AHSAA forward.”
     Vickers said she is excited about the opportunity and proud to be a part of such an outstanding organization. “Since changing careers in 2014 and joining the AHSAA, I have learned so much about the important role the AHSAA has in the lives of our student-athletes. I am very honored and humbled by this new opportunity and look forward to doing what I can to help move the AHSAA forward.”
      Vickers has spent 33 years in education serving students, schools and communities across the state. She came to the AHSAA in 2014 from Horseshoe Bend High School where she served as a teacher/coach/assistant athletic administrator when Savarese hired her as an Assistant Director. She has served as Director of Publications, restructuring and improving all AHSAA publications with digital technology and effectiveness – at a printing cost savings of more than $100,000 a year. In addition, she has reviewed and reorganized the AHSAA Handbook making it more “user friendly” and also making it available online as an eBook for schools and parents.
      She played a vital role in starting the AHSAA investigative team, led the committee on non-traditional students’ inclusion, and assisted with the student-leadership program. Working directly with the AHSAA Medical Advisory Board, the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama State Department of Education, her involvement and leadership were essential in helping other AHSAA staff members assemble “Return to Play and Best Practices for Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports” for member schools concerning the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-21 school year. 
      As director of the sport of softball, she negotiated a new contract for state softball championships that now provides a championship experience in a venue with a signature stadium designed for the finals. The 2021 State Championships were held at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park and have received rave reviews. She is also one of the AHSAA’s most knowledgeable resources concerning AHSAA By-Laws and other regulations such that the Central Board of Control approved for her to serve as the Eligibility Coordinator allowing her to render official eligibility rulings to the member schools. This was the first time in the 100-year history of the Association that someone other than the Executive Director has had that authority.  
      Vickers, a 1984 graduate of Mellow Valley High School in Clay County, received her B.S. in Secondary Language Arts from Jacksonville State University in 1987 and earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education/Language Arts from Auburn University-Montgomery in 1993. 

   Vickers and her husband Jimmy have two daughters Hagen Vickers Whiteard (Cary) and Carlie Vickers who are both following their mother’s footsteps as educators and coaches. The Vickers are also proud grandparents of one granddaughter – Dansby. 

OHS Seniors Sign Athletic Scholarships

 Opelika High School Seniors signed athletic scholarships on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Brandon Howard-Snead State (basketball) 

Trinity Love-Auburn University (track) 

Caleb Phillips-William Carey University (track) 

Dalen Torbert-William Carey University (track) 

2021-05-12 Scholarships Signings
2021-05-12 Scholarships Signings
2021-05-12 Scholarships Signings
2021-05-12 Scholarships Signings

Auburn …. Gus is Out… Search is on – New Head Coach Hired

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On the 13th of December the day after Auburn’s win over Miss State by the score of 24-10, Auburn announced that Gus was no longer of the Auburn Tigers. During the week a search was on but Auburn stilled received an invite to the Vrbo Citrus Bowel with Coach Steel leading the team as interim head coach. The search for a coach has been on for a week, and today, it was announced that Boise State’s head coach Bryan Harsin was named the new Head Coach at Auburn University.

AHSAA Football Scoreboard Saturday’s Results 10-10-20

AHSAA Football Scoreboard Week 7 – includes Saturday’s results and Monday’s schedule

AHSAA Football Scoreboard
Saturday’s Results
Opelika 19, Lee-Montgomery 0

Monday’s Games, Oct. 12

B.C. Rain at St. Paul’s Episcopal, 6 p.m.
Elberta at LeFlore, 6 p.m.
Williamson at Escambia County, 6 p.m.

AHSAA Football Scoreboard Thursday’s Results 10-08-20

AHSAA Football Scoreboard
Thursday’s Results
Madison Academy 34, Madison County 10
Bob Jones 35, Albertville 14
Central-Phenix City 33, Prattville 14
Daphne 50, Mary Montgomery 14
Davidson 28, Foley 13
Dothan 39, Jeff Davis 18
Enterprise 35, Smiths Station 13
Florence 20, Sparkman 13
Grissom 35, James Clemens 14
Hewitt-Trussville 42, Vestavia Hills 35
Hoover 47, Spain Park 34
James Clemens 35, Grissom 14, corrected score reported in reverse
Murphy 14, Alma Bryant 13
Oak Mountain 42, Tuscaloosa County 21
Theodore 25, Fairhope 17
Thompson 48, Gadsden City 0
Athens 47, Buckhorn 14
Baldwin County 20, Citronelle 7
Chelsea 35, Huffman 34
Clay-Chalkville 45, Mortimer Jordan 0
Eufaula 38, Carver-Montgomery 21
Gardendale 35, Minoe `3
Hartselle 35, Muscle Shoals 9
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 45, McAdory 41
Hueytown 1, Northridge 0, forfeit
Jackson-Olin 35, Jasper 7
McGill-Toolen Catholic 45, Robertsdale 6
Mountain Brook 17, Briarwood Christian 7
Oxford 42, Arab 14
Park Crossing 1, Valley 0, forfeit
Paul Bryant 33, Brookwood 23
Pelham 37, Benjamin Russell 12
Saraland 47, Gulf Shores 21
Shades Valley 34, Homewood 17
Sidney Lanier 26, Russell County 7
Spanish Fort 14, Blount 10
Wetumpka 49, Chilton County 14
Boaz 42, Douglas 21
Carver-Birmingham 24, Cordova 14
Center Point 54, Hayden 32
Corner 56, Moody 55
Demopolis 47, Jemison 7
East limestone 45, Ardmore 14
Fairview 35, Crossville 0
Faith Academy 41, Vigor 7
Leeds 41, St. Clair County 0
Mae Jemison 47, Brewer 0
Marbury 42, Shelby County 27
Pike Road 52, Headland 0
Pleasant Grove 47, Parker 13
Rehobeth 29, Charles Henderson 14
Selma 32, Central-Tuscaloosa 12
Talladega 1, Tallassee 0, forfeit
UMS-Wright 42, Satsuma 6
West Point 43, Sardis 7
Bullock County 45, Ashford 8
Central-Florence 20, Priceville 14
Deshler 41, Rogers 7
Dora 35, Ashville 20
Etowah 40, Hanceville 0
Good Hope 31, Fultondale 17
Gordo 41, Hamilton 0
Haleyville 28, Fayette County 6
Handley 41, Cherokee County 20
Jackson 26, W.S. Neal 22
Jacksonville 33, Cleburne County 0
Mobile Christian at St. Michael Catholic, postponed
New Hope 44, DAR 28
Northside 1, Curry 0, forfeit
Oneonta 35, Scottsboro 21
Saint James 52, Dale County 26
Straughn 31, B.T. Washington 20
West Limestone 37, Wilson 6
Westminster Christian 35, St. John Paul II Catholic 20
Asbury 44, Brindlee Mountain 7
Bayside Academy 38, Cottage Hill Christian 28
Chickasaw 46, Millry 13
Danville 44, Elkmont 20
East Lawrence 36, Clements 18
Flomaton 50, Excel 13
Fyffe 55, North Sand Mountain 0
Geraldine 17, Sylvania 10
Lauderdale County 41, Phil Campbell 0
Montgomery Academy 31, Greensboro 20
Montgomery Catholic 42, Childersburg 0
Oakman 47, Carbon Hill 0
Ohatchee 57, Glencoe 14
Plainview 29, Collinsville 13
Reeltown 47, Beulah 13
Saks 60, Weaver 0
Slocomb 41, Daleville 6
Southside-Selma 42, Monroe County 28
Thomasville 45, Hale County 20
T.R. Miller 37, Hillcrest-Evergreen 20
Vinemont 21, Susan Moore 7
Walter Wellborn 33, Hokes Bluff 9
Winfield 49, Holly Pond 8
Abbeville 48, Elba 42
Addison 42, Lamar County 27
Ariton 35, Zion Chapel 0
Clarke County 49, J.U. Blacksher 0
Cleveland 49, Gaston 0
Falkville 62, Tanner 0
Geneva County 21, Houston County 14
Highland Home 43, Central Hayneville 24, replacement non counter
Lanett 48, Ranburne 0
Leroy 42, St. Luke’s Episcopal 22
Mars Hill Bible 42, Lexington 0
Pisgah 34, Ider 27 (OT)
Randolph County 56, Vincent 38
Red Bay 47, Hatton 8
Sand Rock 20, West End 18
Section 47, Whitesburg Christian 22
Sheffield 53, Tharptown 0
Southeastern 28, Locust Fork 21
Winston County 30, Sulligent 12
Berry 29, Pickens County 28
Brantley 56, Georgiana 12
Decatur Heritage 43, R.A. Hubbard 36
Florala 68, Pleasant Home 7
Fruitdale 42, Marengo 0
Hackleburg 44, Phillips 0
Hubbertville 40, Brilliant 23
Jacksonville Christian 50, Russell Christian (MS) 35
Loachapoka 42, Verbena 0
Marion County 42, South Lamar 20
McKenzie 34, Kinston 12
Meek 34, Lynn 32
Samson 14, Red Level 0
Sumiton Christian 32, Appalachian 14
Sweet Water 46, McIntosh 0
Vina 32, Cherokee 6
Waterloo 45, Shoals Christian 9