From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — Former Clay-Chalkville High School football coach Jerry Hood has been named head coach at Leeds High School pending board approval on Friday, according to the Leeds Tribune.
Hood led the Cougars to a 6A state championship in 2014. His 2015 team returned to the 6A championship game, but fell short.
Hood spent five seasons as the head coach at Oak Mountain High School before taking over Clay-Chalkville in 2009. He posted a career record of 103-52.
“I am recommending for approval Coach Jerry Hood, a highly-respected coach and a great person,” Leeds Superintendent John Moore told the Leeds Tribune. “Coach Hood, while head football coach at Clay-Chalkville High School, won the 6A State Championship in 2015. He retired shortly after winning the Blue Map.”
Hood stepped down as the Cougars’ coach in March of 2017 to spend time with his family.
“I have poured my heart into many young people over the past 26 years and now I have the great pleasure to watch my children play sports, as only a Dad,” Hood said at the time.
His son recently graduated from Oak Mountain.