E.A. Sports Today

Ginn pick for Cubs post

Sources: Son of legendary Alexandria coach recommended for board consideration for Valley Cubs’ football vacancy

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

Pending board approval later this week, a familiar name in Calhoun County sports could be calling the shots for the Alexandria High School football team, perhaps as soon as the upcoming Spring Jam later this month.

Alexandria High School principal Mack Holley has recommended former Valley Cubs standout Todd Ginn to the Calhoun County School Board for consideration as the school’s next head football coach, East Alabama Sports Today has learned.

The board meets 5 p.m. Thursday at Saks Middle School.

Holley made the recommendation Monday. Reached late Monday night, he would only confirm that he offered his choice.

“All I can tell you is I’ve made a recommendation to the Board of Education,” he said.

Ginn deferred all comments on the subject until the outcome of the board meeting.

He is the son of legendary Alexandria football and basketball coach Larry Ginn. He is the director of the Champions Sports Academy in Alexandria and teaches upper-grade math at the high school.

The Valley Cubs are looking for a successor to Frank Tucker, who resigned last months after 11 seasons to seek a slower pace of life. Tucker succeeded Ginn, who coached the Valley Cubs for 21 seasons behind another Alexandria legend, Lou Scales.

Ginn’s football teams won 196 games, 11 region titles and two state championships (1995 and 1997).

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