Update: Clip holding pistol fell; DuBose shot in side

Published 4:48 pm Monday, October 1, 2018

Covington County resident and former UA head football coach Mike DuBose was involved in an accidental shooting working on his farmland north of Opp Monday, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

DuBose drove himself to Mizell Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Southeast Medical Center.  Late last night, DuBose’s wife, Polly Martin DuBose, said on social media that “no major organs, nerves or arteries were touched” by the pullet.

She said the former coach was cutting grass on his father’s property.

“He always takes his pistol because it’s not unusual to see a snake,” she said. “The clip holding the holster dropped from his belt causing the gun to go off and hitting him in his side. By the grace of God, he managed to drive himself to the hospital in Opp.”

Mrs. DuBose said the family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of calls, love and support.

DuBose coached Alabama for four years, from 1997-2000.