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 Joe Billingsley 

Joe Billingsley was a standout football player at Millport High School. Billingsley was named to the Birmingham News All-State team his junior and senior seasons. His team won the 1983 Class 1A State Championship with a 3-0 win over Brantley.

Billingsley played guard at Jacksonville State from 1984-87 and was a coach on the Gamecocks staff from 1989-96.

Upon leaving the college ranks, Billingsley landed the head football coaching job at Gordo in 1997. He stayed for four seasons and in 2001 his Green Wave team won the Class 2A State Championship with a 14-7 win over Leroy.

Billingsley coached the Green Wave to a 40-18 record in five years and his teams were in the playoffs three times. Following the 2001 championship, he resigned from Gordo in December to take the head coaching job at Gadsden.

He moved to Gadsden in the offseason, replacing Joel Williams, who coached the 2001 team to a 7-4 record before moving to Delta State as offensive coordinator. After four seasons at Gadsden the school consolidated with Litchfield and Emma Sansom to form Gadsden City.

The combination of three schools proved to be an instant winning formula for Coach Billingsley. Over the next seven years his teams went 58-26, winning three region titles and making the playoffs each year.

Coach Billingsleys overall coaching record is 117-68 in 16 years as a head coach at three schools. His area and region record stands at 67-33. Six of his teams won area and region titles.

Billingsley was named Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2001. In 2003 he was named to the Jacksonville State All-Century team as a guard.

Known Record:  117-68-0   63.2%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Gadsden City
Gadsden City2012 6A6-53212810-13035R74-3210148
Gadsden City2011 6A6-52391910-1021R74-3187129
Gadsden City2010 6A9-42862212-15048R7#6-1213120
Gadsden City2009 6A11-34311823-110892R7#6-122153
Gadsden City2008 6A7-52802381-14961R74-3173137
Gadsden City2007 6A10-22571761-15345R7#6-113279
Gadsden City2006 6A9-22821950-12042R76-1149102
 7 Years58-26209614847-731034436-131285768
Gadsden2005 5A4-62242290-12061R64-3169112
Gadsden2004 5A7-42551610-1734R64-318084
Gadsden2003 5A7-52742341-14856R64-3173137
Gadsden2002 5A1-994281R61-674189
 4 Years19-248479051-37515113-15596522
Gordo2001 2A13-24271555-011948R5#7-025261
Gordo2000 2A6-4198134R54-316891
Gordo1999 3A7-52661741-12926R7#3-010740
Gordo1998 3A9-22431700-1023R7#3-07853
Gordo1997 3A5-5252153R81-26359
 5 Years40-1813867866-21489718-5668304
 16 Years117-684329317514-1253359267-3325491594

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