VB Basketball History (since 1973)

3A State Champion 1990 (photo)
2A State Champion 1979 (details)

Coaches

Year Coach Record

Highlights

2017-2019 Fred Steger 36-23 Northwest Regional (1)
2008-2017 Chad Drake 133-127 Northwest Regional (1)
2006-2008 Dewayne Uselton 28-33  
2003-2006 Donnie Story 39-54  
1991-2003 Garth Garris 203-159

4 trips to State Tournament

1990-1991 Dennis Black 23-8  
1973-1990 Jimmy Drake 391-135

2A State Champion 1979, 3A State Champion 1990, 3-time State Runner-Up, 9 trips to State Tournament

Season Records

Year Coach Record Class

Highlights

2018-2019 Fred Steger 23-9 5A

 Northwest Regional Runner-up, Area 16 Champion

2017-2018 Fred Steger 13-14 5A

 

2016-2017 Chad Drake 15-14 5A

Area 16 Runner-Up

2015-2016 Chad Drake 16-12 5A

County Champion, Marx Optical Thanksgiving Classic Champion

2014-2015 Chad Drake 9-19 5A

 

2013-2014 Chad Drake 20-9 5A

 Area Runner-Up, County Champion

2012-2013 Chad Drake 19-13 5A

 Northwest Regional, Area 15 Champion

2011-2012 Chad Drake 10-18 5A

 

2010-2011 Chad Drake 12-17 5A

County Champion

2009-2010 Chad Drake 15-14 5A

County Champion

2008-2009 Chad Drake 17-11 5A  
2007-2008 Dewayne Uselton 17-13 4A  
2006-2007 Dewayne Uselton 11-20 4A  
2005-2006 Donnie Story 18-14 4A  
2004-2005 Donnie Story 9-22 4A  
2003-2004 Donnie Story 12-18 4A  
2002-2003 Garth Garris 11-16 4A  
2001-2002 Garth Garris 13-17 4A  
2000-2001 Garth Garris 20-11 4A

Area Champions, County Champion

1999-2000 Garth Garris 12-17 4A

Area Champions, County Champion

1998-1999 Garth Garris 10-17 4A  
1997-1998 Garth Garris 9-18 3A  
1996-1997 Garth Garris 19-11 3A

Northwest Regional Runner-up, County Champion

1995-1996 Garth Garris 14-18 3A

State Final 4, Northwest Regional Champion, Area Runner-up

1994-1995 Garth Garris 20-9 3A

County Champion

1993-1994 Garth Garris 27-9 3A

State Final 4, Northeast Regional Champion, County Champion

1992-1993 Garth Garris 27-5 3A

State Final 8, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion

1991-1992 Garth Garris 21-11 3A

State Final 8, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion

1990-1991 Dennis Black 23-8 3A Area Champion, County Champion
1989-1990 Jimmy Drake 27-8 3A

State Champion, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, East Thanksgiving Tournament Champion

1988-1989 Jimmy Drake 25-8 3A

State Final 8, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion

1987-1988 Jimmy Drake 29-6 3A

State Runner-up, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion, East Thanksgiving Tournament Champion

1986-1987 Jimmy Drake 23-5 3A

State Final 8, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion

1985-1986 Jimmy Drake 27-8 3A

State Runner-up, Sub-State Champion, East Thanksgiving Tournament Champion

1984-1985 Jimmy Drake 25-9 3A

State Runner-up, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion

1983-1984 Jimmy Drake 29-7 2A

State Final 4, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion

1982-1983 Jimmy Drake 26-9 2A

State Final 4, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion

1981-1982 Jimmy Drake 23-6 2A

County Champion

1980-1981 Jimmy Drake 21-9 2A

Area Runner-up

1979-1980 Jimmy Drake 15-13 2A  
1978-1979 Jimmy Drake 30-4 2A

State Champion, Sub-State Champion, Area Champion, County Champion

1977-1978 Jimmy Drake 24-4 2A

Area Runner-up, County Champion, Regular Season County Champion (12-0), Athens Invitational Champion, 3rd in Birmingham Post Herald Regular Season Poll

1976-1977 Jimmy Drake 18-11 2A

Area Runner-up

1975-1976 Jimmy Drake 13-11 2A

County Champion

1974-1975 Jimmy Drake 17-9 2A  
1973-1974 Jimmy Drake 19-8 2A

County Runner-up

2A State Champion 1979

Head Coach: Jimmy Drake

Asst. Coaches: Jeff Taylor, Dennis Black

Players: Floyd Allen, Ronnie Allen, Freddie Benford, Carl Caudle, Roy Davis, George Erskin, Don Holden, Alex Holley, Jessie Lockett, Larry Love, Keith Wagnon, Greg Wood

Managers: Roger Wales, Steve Wales

Statistician: Sandy Boyd

Season Record: 30-4

State Tournament Results: In Tuscaloosa, East beat Cold Springs 69-50, previously undefeated Ashville 71-62, and Plainview 74-65 to capture the 2A State Championship. Freddie Benford was named State Tournament MVP. Floyd Allen and Carl Caudle were also named to the State All-Tournament Team.