Hoover’s Niblett gets raise to become highest paid HS football coach in Alabama

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There’s no doubt that Hoover High head football coach Josh Niblett is one of the top coaches in Alabama. Now, he’s the top paid coach in the state.

Al.com is reporting that the Hoover School Board has given Niblett, who has won four state titles in seven years with the Bucs, a raise from $114,471 a year to $125,000.  Earlier this year, Auburn hired Adam Winegarden at $123,000, which made him the highest paid coach at that time, passing Thompson High‘s Mark Freeman.

It’s the fourth time in the last year that Alabama has had a coach move the to top of the pay scale list

Top Paid Alabama High School Football Coaches

1. Josh Niblett, Hoover – $125,000

2. Adam Winegarden, Auburn – $123,000

3. Mark Freeman, Thompson – $121,000

4. Josh Floyd, Hewitt-Trussville – $120,000

In January, Niblett appeared on our radio show.  You can listen to that interview below.


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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.

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