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 William Jessie 

William "Bill" Jessie, a Mobile native, graduated from Central High School and Alabama State.

Jessie lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track during his high school playing days.

Jessie then accepted a scholarship to Alabama State University where he played football and basketball. After college, he began coaching the new football program at Toulminville High School, now LeFlore, in 1965.

As head coach, his teams won more than 100 games, including a 22 game undefeated streak in the late 1960s.

Bill received the John Finleys Football Coach of the Year Award in 1967, 1969, and 1971, the Southern Interscholastic Athletic Association Coach of the Year Award in 1967 and 1968, and the Alabama Athletic Association Coach of the Year Award in 1968. Jessie coached the Toulminville High School Rattlers football team for 23 years.

Bill was also a high school basketball official from 1962-68, calling many local, regional, and state tournament games. He was six times elected the Mobile County Official Associations "Official of the Year."

Jessie later served on the Legislative Council of the Alabama High School Athletic Association for 19 years and on the Central Board of Control for 11 years, the last two years as President.

Jessie was named one of the winners of the National Franklin Select Circle Coaching Awards, and in 2001, he was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame.

Known Record:  88-132-5   40.0%
 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 
LeFlore1988 6A4-6184152R10-35690
LeFlore1987 6A6-4190117R11-24137
LeFlore1986 6A5-5172138R11-24266
LeFlore1985 6A4-6110150R10-32257
LeFlore1984 6A6-4115130R11-2762
LeFlore1983 4A4-6104169R13-15753
LeFlore1982 4A4-6114211R12-25395
LeFlore1981 4A1-966234R11-659166
LeFlore1980 4A1-954198R11-648139
Toulminville1979 4A2-889246R21-662175
Toulminville1978 4A1-987200R21-668146
Toulminville1977 4A1-974200R20-640132
Toulminville1976 4A3-6-14894R20-62882
Toulminville1975 4A2-858128R21-44663
Toulminville1974 4A5-5119125R22-36378
Toulminville1973 3A3-780248
Toulminville1972 4A4-59499
Toulminville1971 4A4-6132147
Toulminville1970 4A2-5-271101
Toulminville1969 4A5-4163103
Toulminville1968 AIAA8-0-118324
Toulminville1967 AIAA9-0-125678
Toulminville1966 AIAA4-5177108
 23 Years88-132-5274034000-00015-586921441
 23 Years88-132-5274034000-00015-586921441

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