Hewitt adds 2 former college players as football coaches
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved two former Southeastern Conference football players as coaches on Josh Floyd’s staff.
Rudy Griffin, a former University of Alabama defensive tackle, will coach Hewitt-Trussville’s defensive line. Caleb Perry, a former University of Arkansas offensive lineman, will coach Hewitt-Trussville’s offensive line and be the strength and conditioning coordinator.
Griffin played at Alabama from 2001 to 2005. As a junior in 2004, Griffin started 10 of Alabama’s 12 games, finishing with 17 tackles, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He was an Academic All-SEC selection in 2004. As a senior in 2005, Griffin totaled 16 tackles, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He had an interception against Mississippi State, which he returned 17 yards for a touchdown. He earned the Billy Neighbors Most Improved Defensive Lineman Award following spring practice.
“He’s going to be a huge asset for our program,” Floyd said.
Griffin will also serve as Trussville City Schools’ community relations coordinator.
Perry played at Arkansas from 1999 to 2003, where he was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Perry spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator for Mount Pisgah (Ga.) Christian School. Previously, Perry served as a Christian studies teacher, football coach, and strength and conditioning coach at Shiloh Christian (Ark.) High School, where Floyd was previously the head coach. Floyd said Perry brings “a lot of expertise.”
“I’m excited about our line coaches,” Floyd said.
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