Foley HS (Alabama) hires the other Niblett brother as head coach

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by Jeff Fisher

Foley Lions footballA month ago when Hoover head coach Josh Niblett joined me on our radio show, he talked a lot about the Niblett coaching bloodlines that began with his father John and ran through him and and his brother Tad, who worked side-by-side with Josh as his offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for seven years and four Buccaneer state titles.

Tuesday night, Tad Niblett was hired as the new head coach at FoleyAccording to, it will be his third head coaching gig with his previous stops being a Springwood and Central Christian.

Niblett takes over for Todd Watson, who has moved-on to Troy University. In 10 years at Foley, Watson guided the program to an 80-36 record.

You can listen to my interview with Josh talking about the Niblett coaching family below.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.