The Tuscaloosa County Wildcats play in the toughest division in Alabama high school football. The Wildcats finished 3-7 overall and 1-6 in Class 7A's Region 3, Tuscaloosa County High School decided to relieve head coach Jay Todd of his duties and therefore has to hire a new coach. The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education has voted to hire Adam Winegarden as the new Wildcats coach, according to Ray Allen of the Tuscaloosa Thread.

Winegarden will be coming back to Tuscaloosa after stints with Fairhope and Auburn. He is coming off a heart-breaking loss with his Auburn Tigers to Thompson. He has a career record in Alabama of 105-30, Winegarden spent two seasons in Tuscaloosa in charge of Hillcrest Tuscaloosa where he went 21-3.

The new Wildcats coach has won four region titles in his 11 years of coaching and has a playoff record of 14-11 in Class 6A and 7A. he is coming off arguably his best season as a coach going 12-2 although coming up just short in the 7A championship game. He does not have a losing season in his 11 years as head coach.

Todd in two seasons as County High coach he finished with a record of 5-15 and a region record of 2-12. Class 7A Region 3 has won five of the seven state championships in 7A and has additionally lost the other two.

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