|Mike Bledsoe, left, instructs players.|
Some of the coaches Parker has been researching will be very familiar to readers of The Courant. They include current Hillcrest High School head coach Larry Boykin (150-72-0), former Sparta and Lyeffion head coach Mike Bledsoe (170-105-0), former Sparta head coach Jack Akins (145-74-4), former Evergreen and Lyeffion head coach Wendell Hart (145-111-13) and former J.F. Shields head coach John Wiley (100-87-4).
For history’s sake, Parker is trying to record some basic information about all of these coaches, including when and where they were born, where they attended high school and when they finished high school. He’s also trying to find out if they played any high school sports, which positions they played and if they received any awards. He’s also trying to record where these coaches attended college, received their degrees and if they played any college sports.
He is also seeking information about their first coaching jobs before they became head coaches. He’s also trying to find out if they coached any other sports besides football and if they’ve received any awards and honors during their coaching careers. Lastly, he wants to know who and what influenced their careers as head coaches.
In the end, if you have any information about the coaches mentioned above, especially Wendell Hart and Jack Akins, please let me know by contacting me at The Courant at 578-1492. You can also reach me by mail at The Evergreen Courant, ATTN: Lee Peacock, P.O. Box 440, Evergreen, AL 36401. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.