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No recommendation for new Hewitt-Trussville football coach Monday

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — There will not be a recommendation to the Trussville City Board of Education for a new Hewitt-Trussville head football coach at Monday’s meeting, Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said.

Neill said the search for a new coach should end in June.

“I am delighted by the number of coaches interested in coming to Trussville and many coaches wanted to wait until after the spring game to talk to us,” Neill said in an email. “In the meantime, practice and summer workouts will continue as scheduled.”

Former Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Hal Riddle
file photo by Ron Burkett

Hal Riddle was “relieved of my duties as coach” last month, after compiling a 79-55 record in 12 seasons at Hewitt-Trussville. Riddle is now the director of student services for Trussville City Schools, taking over for the retiring Bill Hamilton.

The upcoming season will be a tough one for Hewitt-Trussville. With new reclassification in place, Hewitt-Trussville is in Class 7A, Region 3 with Hoover, Mountain Brook, Oak Mountain, Spain Park, Thompson, Tuscaloosa County and Vestavia Hills. Other teams on the Huskies’ 2014 schedule include Gardendale, Gadsden City and Clay-Chalkville.

Hewitt-Trussville will play a jamboree game Aug. 22 against a team to be determined.

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