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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Dothan High Wolves

 Ed Rigby 

Coach Rigbys coaching career began in Louisiana, where he served as an assistant coach at Independence High, Northwest Rankin High and Mendenhall High. He then moved on to become the head coach at Albany High School, where he led the team to a school record for wins in a season and a playoff berth.

Rigby later coached the Loranger High School Wolves to an undefeated district championship and was named Class 2A Coach of the Year.

Rigby served as an assistant coach at Tabor College, Holmes Community College, and Jackson State University before accepting the head coaching position at Tate High in Pensacola FL for six seasons. He later served as the offensive coordinator at Goshen for one season before accepting the head coaching position at Elba High School in 2013.

His teams at Elba found success going 53-12 in five seasons winning three region titles and a 31-2 record in region play and a Class 2A state title in 2015.

In 2018 Rigby moved to Eufaula for four seasons with each of his teams reaching the playoffs.

Pike Road was Rigbys third head coaching stop in Alabama in 2022 where his team went 7-5 before losing in the second round of the playoffs.

In 2023 he moved on to Luverne to lead the Tigers and their prestigious football program.

Alabama Record:  95-39-0   70.9%
Other States Record:  53-71-0   42.7%
Overall High School Record:  148-110-0   57.4%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Opp2024 4A0-000R2
 1 Year0-0000-0000-000
Luverne2023 2A7-42821860-1826R34-3167140
 1 Year7-42821860-18264-3167140
Pike Road
Pike Road2022 6A7-53452551-14345R24-2194105
 1 Year7-53452551-143454-2194105
Eufaula2021 6A5-61981860-11350R24-312571
Eufaula2020 6A9-34332261-18069R25-2230101
Eufaula2019 6A9-34992981-18462R24-118398
Eufaula2018 6A5-62802630-11738R23-3155129
 4 Years28-1814109732-419421916-9693399
Elba2017 2A8-33842200-12048R35-1248101
Elba2016 2A10-35622852-113280R3#6-028493
Elba2015 2A14-16741695-019071R3#7-040651
Elba2014 2A14-16102024-116572R3#7-033763
Elba2013 2A7-43672200-12755R36-130070
 5 Years53-122597109611-453432631-21575378
 12 Years95-394634251014-1077961655-1626291022

Other States
 Season   W/L/T   Playoffs    
Albany, Louisiana
Loranger, Louisiana
Tate, Florida
12 Years53-711-3 
Totals Alabama and Other States
24 Years148-11015-13 

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