ARLEY - Houston Powell’s first year at the helm of the Meek Tiger football program is already full of challenges thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one the team will rise up and overcome, just as they plan to do with their opponents this season.
Originally from Marbury, Powell spent a lot of time on the gridiron as a defensive coach before accepting the head coaching position at MHS.
“This is my fifth job in coaching,” said Powell, who brings a fresh, hard-nosed approach to the school’s football program.
A 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in physical education, Powell was defensive backs coach at American Christian Academy and defensive coordinator at Linden High School, Sumiton Christian and most recently at Dora High School.
MHS is Powell’s first full-time coaching job, in a community that rallies around a good Friday night football game.
“I was always interested in Meek High School, but at the time I didn’t feel I had enough years in to put in for the hob,” said Powell. “I always knew I wanted to be a head coach.”
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