Alabama News: Patrick Nix leaves Pinson Valley for Central-Phenix City

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Patrick Nix, who led Pinson Valley to two Alabama high school football state championships in the lasts three years, is the new head coach at Central High School in Phenix City. Nix, who’s son Bo Nix is currently the starting quarterback at Auburn and the 2018 High School Football America National Player of the Year, replaces Jamey Dubose, who resigned to become the head coach at Lowndes High School in South Georgia.

In three years at Pinson Valley, Nix was 38-4. Last season, the Indians were 10-3, losing in the Class 6A state semifinals. PV finished No. 6 in the High School Football America Alabama Top 10.

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Central finished No. 3 in the state and No. 64 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings after losing to Thompson in the 7A state championship.

Prior to arriving at Pinson Valley, Nix was the head coach at Scottsboro where he was 28-18. He’s also coached at the college level at Charleston Southern, Georgia Tech, Henderson State, Jacksonville State, Miami (Florida) and Samford.

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