Following was the Press Release from Opelika City Schools:
Jaclyn Button named Girls’ Flag Football Coach at Opelika High School
Opelika, AL—Jaclyn Button has been named the Girls’ Flag Football Coach at Opelika High School.
Coach Button currently serves as the OHS Head Girls’ Soccer Coach and will continue to serve in that role. “I
am excited for the girls to have this opportunity to play a new sport and for Opelika High School to be a part of
the flag football pilot program,” stated Button. “It will be one more way for our female athletes to be
accountable and be part of a team.” OHS Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore added, “Coach Button is a veteran coach
who is committed to student success and leading with integrity. We are excited to offer another strong
program for our students.”
Coach Jaclyn Button has served as the head coach for the girls’ soccer team since 2017 and was the
assistant coach for four years prior to that. From 2013-2018, she served as Assistant Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Coach and Head JV Girls’ Basketball Coach. At OHS, Button teaches Pre-Calculus, Analytical Math, and
Algebraic Connections. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Auburn University in 2013 and
earned her Master’s Degree from the University of West Alabama in 2020. Button is originally from St. Louis,
MO and is married to Wesley Button. When not working and coaching, the Buttons enjoy spending time at the
Girls at OHS interested in trying out for the flag football team should sign up on the list by Coach
Button’s classroom or contact her at [email protected]
In early April, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced that girls’ flag football would be
a sanctioned sport beginning in the fall of 2021. For more information regarding AHSAA Girls’ Flag Football,
refer to the following link: https://www.ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/alabama-high-school-
For more information, contact Becky Brown, Public Relations Coordinator, 334-524-9720.
on April 21, 2021 in General by David Holtsford
MONTGOMERY – Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced plans to step down from the position he has held for the last 15 years effective July 1. He made the announcement at Wednesday’s annual Central Board of Control spring meeting.
Savarese did agree to remain in the position at the pleasure of the CBOC until his replacement has been hired and has had ample time to adjust to the position.
To read David’s full article, please go to the following link.
This was the press release on April 16, 2021:
Picture provided by Opelika City Schools.
Opelika, AL—Wesley Button has been named the new head boys basketball coach at Opelika
High School. “We are excited to welcome Coach Wesley Button as the new OHS head boys basketball
coach,” stated Farrell Seymore, OHS Principal. “Coach Button has been a valuable member of our
staff for a number of years and has grown into a tremendous teacher and coach.” Button has served
as the interim Opelika High School head boys basketball coach since January 2021.
Button graduated from the University of Alabama in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in
Education and currently teaches history at Opelika High School. At OHS, Button has served as the
Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach since 2015. He also coached 9th grade basketball (2018-2020) and
was a varsity soccer assistant coach (2015-2020).
“I’m super excited to have the opportunity to coach these guys. They’re my guys and we’re
poised to be very competitive next season. My expectations are high and I look forward to working
with the team,” stated Button.
Button is originally from Decatur, AL. When not at work, he and his wife Jaclyn enjoy spending
time with their dogs Tag and Samford.
4/14/21 Justin Jones, former defensive coordinator at Prattville High School was named the new head football coach at Beauregard High School. Taking over after Coach Carter left, Coach Jones brings 16 years of coaching experience with him and has turned struggling programs into winning programs. Congratulation Coach Jones.