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Former Tide head coach Mike DuBose now an Alabama HS head coach

Former Alabama head coach Mike DuBose is once again a head coach in Alabama. The 68-year-old is now the head coach at Opp High School.

"Although he has been with us for the past two seasons as an assistant, this marks a new chapter for Coach and Bobcat Football," the school said in a Facebook post. "Please join us in welcoming Coach Dubose and Mrs. Polly as we embark on this new era of Bobcat Football."

Opp is a town of 6,400 residents in southwestern Alabama. The Bobcats went 8-4 last fall and finished second in 3A Region 2, according to Max Preps.

DuBose led Alabama to its highest peak in the period between the 1992 national title and Saban's 2007 hiring. His 1999 Crimson Tide team won the SEC and played in the Orange Bow, but DuBose was fired a year later when the 2000 team began the year ranked No. 3 in the AP poll and finished 3-8. He was replaced by Dennis Franchione, who remained for two seasons before leaving for Texas A&M.

The move is not a surprise for those who have followed DuBose's career trajectory. After taking the 2001 season off, DuBose's first post-Alabama job was as the head coach at Northview High School in Alabama.

He returned to the college game at Division III Millsaps College in 2005 and went 33-10 as the program's head coach from 2006-09. He left to become Memphis's defensive line coach in 2010-11, but then returned to the Alabama high school ranks in 2012, where he has remained ever since.

DuBose joins a star-studded 2020-21 hiring class among Alabama's high schools, a group that includes Gulf Shores head coach Mark Hudspeth and St. Michael Catholic head coach Philip Rivers.

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