Salaries for high school football coaches in Alabama on the rise — again

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Auburn High School‘s new head football coach Adam Winegarden now holds the distinction of being Alabama’s highest paid high school football coach.

According to, Winegarden will earn $123,000 a year — $91,000 base salary as director of football operations and a $32,000 coaching supplement.  According to the story, Winegarden will earn more than Thompson High School‘s new head coach Mark Freeman, who was hired in December and will be paid $1,000 more than Hewitt-Trussville‘s Josh Floyd.  Freeman earns $121,000, while Floyd makes $120K.

Winegarden comes to Auburn after a 28-8 run at Fairhope, which included a perfect 10-0 regular season in 2014.  Fairhope lost in the second round of the Alabama 7A playoffs.  He takes over for Tim Carter, who resigned last month.

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