Former AHS coach HOF inductee

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Former Andalusia football coach Doug Barfield was inducted into the 21st class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery.

Barfield was the head football coach for the Bulldogs for two years, (1965-1967) compiling a 15-4-1 record before moving to the college ranks for 18 years at Southern Miss, Clemson, Auburn and Mississippi State.

Barfield came back to the high school ranks in 1989 at Hillcrest-Evergreen, where his team was 8-1 in the school’s first season.

At Opelika, he was 40-19 in five seasons with five trips to the state playoffs.

His overall high school record is 88-29-1.

Additionally, he was the winning quarterback in the South’s 26-0 win in the 1953 North-South All-Star game, and became the game’s first player to coach in the game in 1964.