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New Hewitt football coach to speak at luncheon

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — First-year Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 21 Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center.

The luncheon is $17 and reservations are required by noon Tuesday, Aug. 19. Registration is available at www.trussvillechamber.com.

First-year Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd speaks to players at practice last month.
photo by Ron Burkett

Floyd has 10 years’ experience as the head football coach at Shiloh Christian High School in Arkansas. His teams had a record of 99-29-1. Shiloh played in five consecutive state championship games, winning state in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and finishing as state runner-up in 2007. Floyd was the starting quarterback at Shiloh Christian from 1996-1998 under head coach Gus Malzhan, the current head coach for Auburn University.

During Floyd’s career in high school, he broke state and national passing records while leading his team to the school’s first state championship in 1998. Floyd played in college for Ouachita Baptist University until an injury ended his playing career. He graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.

Floyd is just the third Hewitt-Trussville head football coach since 1983. Jack Wood coached from 1983 through 2001, and Hal Riddle from 2002 through 2013.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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