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 Glenn Vickery 

Glenn Vickery was born June 20, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama. He played football, basketball and baseball at B.C. Rain High School. Vickery played fullback, tight end and defensive line for the Red Raiders on the football field. He was a pitcher on the baseball diamond and played forward on the basketball team.

Vickery was named MVP his senior season for his efforts in football and basketball. Vickery played in the Lions Club All-Star game as a junior and a senior. "My high school coaches" says Vickery " were a big influence on me. Ben Glover, also my Sunday School teacher, and Bill Bacon for showing me coaches can be good Christian men as well." Both coaches are members of the AHSAA Hall of Fame.

Following his high school days, Vickery signed a baseball scholarship with South Alabama. He did not play at South Alabama because a few months later he signed a minor league contract after being drafted by the Montreal Expos. After playing in the minor leagues, he received his M.A degree from South Alabama.

Vickery continued to play baseball. "My summer league baseball coaches were tough men (ship yard workers, welders, etc.) but had a passion for baseball and pushed me to be competitive."

Coach Vickery said his father was a big influence on his decision to play sports and find a successful career in coaching.

In 1975 Coach Vickery started the athletic program at Mobile Christian serving as head football coach and athletic director. He remained at the school for four seasons and compiled a 34-7 record winning the Alabama Christian Athletic Associations State Championship in 1979.

He served as an assistant football, freshmen basketball coach and head baseball coach and Davidson High from 1980-83. Coach Vickery was the head baseball coach at Spring Hill College from 1983-85.

Vickery returned to Mobile Christian in 1986 where once again, he was the athletic director and head football coach for the next eleven seasons. He also served as the head basketball coach, head boys and girls basketball coach and girls softball coach for several years at Mobile Christian. His 1995 team won the AISA Class AAA Football State Championship in Troy.

In 1997 he moved across the bay to join Steve Savarese at Daphne High School as an assistant football and head basketball coach through the 2000 school year. Vickery said Savarese, who is the AHSAA Executive Director, " is a special friend and my mentor."

Davidson High School came calling in the summer of 2000 and Coach Vickery accepted the position as athletic director and head football coach. In four seasons his teams qualified for the playoffs three times winning two region titles.

When Steve Savarese left Daphne in 2004 Coach Vickery accepted the head football coaching position at the school on the Eastern Shore. Over the past eleven seasons his Trojan teams have reached the Super Six Championship game twice, winning it all in 2011 with a 7-6 squeaker over Hoover.

Each of the Trojan teams qualified for the playoffs and the Trojans won six region titles during this run. Coach Vickerys overall coaching record is 245 wins and 111 losses. Coach Vickery stated he appreciated "my wife Nancy, for 42 years, for supporting me and the kids I have coached." I suppose the obvious can be said; behind every successful coach is a great wife.

Coach Vickery has received many honors during his career. He was named Coach of the Year by the ASWA in 1995 and 2010. He has also coached in the state all-star games.

Known Record:  245-111-0   68.8%
 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 
Daphne2015 6A6-52462770-1051R15-3211164
Daphne2014 6A7-43282390-12856R17-1253125
Daphne2013 6A8-33451760-11014R2#7-0256103
Daphne2012 6A8-43952841-15238R2#6-1263173
Daphne2011 6A10-24531891-15244R26-1278104
Daphne2010 6A15-05341435-017257R2#7-023469
Daphne2009 6A6-72453432-16777R24-2136126
Daphne2008 6A7-43091680-167R25-119366
Daphne2007 6A11-23751212-18043R25-118143
Daphne2006 6A9-34002391-17054R2#6-022699
Daphne2005 6A13-24242524-1100105R2#6-021986
Daphne2004 6A7-52801922-17258R2#5-117459
 12 Years107-414334262318-1170960469-1126241217
Davidson2003 6A10-23411221-11722R1#6-019138
Davidson2002 6A10-22631201-14134R1#5-111445
Davidson2001 6A5-62072520-11548R13-3136127
Davidson2000 6A2-8107220R11-559147
 4 Years27-189187142-37310415-9500357
Mobile Christian
Mobile Christian1996 AISA-AAA10-34161262-17733West#3-01189
Mobile Christian1995 AISA-AAA13-0410413-08716West#7-019213
Mobile Christian1994 AISA-AAA9-32851341-12035West5-218293
Mobile Christian1993 AISA-AAA7-52141721-11330West
Mobile Christian1992 AISA-AAA4-71702130-12145West
Mobile Christian1991 AISA-AAAA4-71061930-11431
Mobile Christian1990 AISA-AAAA3-71141970-1023
Mobile Christian1989 ACAC7-3199781-0218
Mobile Christian1988 ACAC9-1306551-0356
Mobile Christian1987 ACAC8-3202730-106
Mobile Christian1986 ACAC3-657121
Mobile Christian1979 ACAC9-1232751-01714
Mobile Christian1978 ACAC9-22601060-12251
Mobile Christian1977 ACAC10-1280300-1024
Mobile Christian1976 ACAC6-318468
 15 Years111-523435168210-932732215-2492115
 31 Years245-1118687501930-231109103099-2236161689

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