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 Perry Coggin 

A native of Columbia, he was born on Nov. 29, 1948. He was a graduate of USM, with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. Coach Coggin enjoyed a very successful career as an Athletic Director and Coach in a number of schools across the country.

He is credited with an amazing 248 wins in high school football, won a number of Coach of the Year awards and was the most winning football coach at West Marion High School, Foxworth, Mississippi.

He served as the Athletic Director, Football and Baseball Coach for the Salem Attendance School prior to his death in 2012.

Other schools include Window Rock, Ariz.; South Mountain, Ariz.; Ft. Payne Ala.; Buckhorn, Ala.; and Columbia Academy. In addition, he coached the Dixie Belles World Series Softball Teams, leading them to two state championships in Mississippi.

Coach Coggin led Columbia Academy to the 1978 Mississippi state championship and his team from 1976-1978 finished a combined 34-2.

He was the head football coach at Buckhorn from 1979-1980 where his teams finished with a 12-8 record. In 1981, he moved over to Fort Payne high school where his two teams went 9-22.

In 1984 Coggin moved back to his home state and took over the football program at West Marion High where he became the winningest coach at the school over the next couple of decades.

Coach Perry Coggin, 63, of Jayess, MS, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31 at his residence.

Alabama Record:  21-30-0   41.2%
Other States Record:  224-98-0   69.6%
Overall High School Record:  245-128-0   65.7%
 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 
Fort Payne
Fort Payne1983 3A2-9106224R121-661170
Fort Payne1982 3A5-5203172R122-5126144
Fort Payne1981 3A2-8161221R122-5132175
 3 Years9-224706170-0005-16319489
    
Buckhorn
Buckhorn1980 3A10-030488R13NE4-013044
Buckhorn1979 3A2-8160218R130-664137
 2 Years12-84643060-0004-6194181
    
TOTALS
 5 Years21-309349230-0009-22513670


Other States
 Season   W/L/T   Playoffs    
Columbia Academy, Mississippi
197610-10-0
197710-10-0
197811-00-0
West Marion, Mississippi
19843-70-0
19853-70-0
19868-20-0
19874-60-0
19884-50-0
198911-22-1
19907-30-0
19912-80-0
19927-40-1
19939-20-1
199410-21-1
19954-50-0
19963-70-0
199710-10-0
19987-40-0
19996-50-0
20008-30-0
200110-11-1
South Mountain, Mississippi
20030-00-0
Window Rock, Mississippi
20070-00-0
20080-00-0
Salem, Mississippi
20092-80-0
20103-70-0
20114-70-0
27 Years156-984-5 
    
Totals Alabama and Other States
32 Years177-1284-5 


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