Coach Robert Herring Passes Away


The coaching world lost a legendary figure on Wednesday. Former Oxford head football coach Robert Herring passed away today after a lengthy illness. Herring served as a coach in three different states; but he’s known best in the East Alabama Community for his incredible 14 year run as the head coach at Oxford. Herring served as a mentor to several coaches around the nation at all three levels of the game including fellow former Oxford coach John Grass. [Hear Grass' thoughts on Herring in the featured video.]

Herring's Accomplishments 39 Seasons as a Head Coach Alabama: Oxford (14 seasons), Oneonta (1) & Jones Valley (4) Mississippi: Winston Academy (10) Georgia: Newnan (10)

Record Oxford: 117-43 8 Region Titles / 14 playoff appearances Three State Championships (1988*, 1989, 1993*) [*undefeated] AL Record: 147-61-3 Overall: 273-171-4 AHSAA Hall of Fame (2001) Calhoun Co. Hall of Fame (2011)

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