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March 25, 2014

McCain to be Clements next football coach

Clements has its next head football coach.

Cody McCain, 27, will be the Colts next head football coach, pending approval at the April 8 Limestone County School Board of Education meeting. Clements Principal Keith Hairrell confirmed Tuesday an offer was made to McCain, pending board approval.

McCain spent the last four years at Pleasant Home High School in Andalusia. The 27-year-old began as an offensive coordinator at the 1A school and spent the last two years as head coach.

“There were a few things that went into my decision,” said McCain. “With three small kids and being far from home, it was tough having our families so far way. But I wasn’t looking for any job in North Alabama.

“I wanted it to be the right fit and I think Clements is similar to what I walked into at Pleasant Grove. There are a lot of things that Clements has to offer.”

McCain becomes Clements fourth head coach since 2009. He takes over for Dan Beavers, who resigned after 10 months on the job. Beavers went 1-9 this season, Clements’ fourth consecutive one-win season.

McCain is a Cullman native with ties to Limestone County. The 2008 Athens State graduate, helped Pleasant Grove advance to the playoffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. As an assistant under head coach Ronnie Douglas, McCain helped the Eagles win their first playoff game.

“I want to get in and evaluate the players,” said McCain. “You never want to pigeon-hole yourself into one style or another that you specifically run. It’s all based on the talent you have.”

McCain went 6-14 in two seasons as head coach, including a playoff berth in 2012. With a background as an offensive coordinator, McCain’s teams at Pleasant Grove were based around a zone-running scheme that featured the read-option.

“We’re going to try to hit the ground running,” said McCain. “We want to get our 10 days (of practice) in. We will push that back a little bit, but hopefully get started by the first week of May.”

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