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Mac Champion

    Thursday, March 5, 1970

    Champion Resigns at Lowndes Academy

Mac Champion, one of the most successful coaches in the history of Alabama high school football resigns from Lowndes Academy to accept a position as principal and coach at Monroe Academy. Monroe Academy is scheduled to open in the fall of 1970 and is located in Monroeville.

Champion was a 1953 All State back from Hayneville that would also play for the Auburn Tigers 1954-1957. He was a third string quarterback on the Tiger's 1957 National Championship Team.

Coach Champion began his career as the head coach at Hayneville in 1962 and compiled a record of 39-1 in four season at the school. In 1966 Lowndes Academy opened and Hayneville High School close and the coach moved to the new school. Success followed him there in attaining a mark of 36-3 through the 1969 season. Two of his three loses at Lowndes came against the powerful teams from Lee Montgomery and Meridian MS.

Champion announced at the same time the formation of a Private School Athletic Association which has been joined by 30 private schools from around the state.


Coach Champion would continue his success at Monroe Academy by winning 4 of the first 5 State Titles in the new Private School Athletic Association with a record of 61-3-1.

His thirteen year record would be an amazing 136-7-1. Later he would coach at other schools around the state but never again enjoyed the success of these first three coaching stops.

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