Opelika Football Coach and Athletic Directors Brian Blackmon is leaving Opelika where he has spent the past 22 years and will be taking a position on the Auburn University coaching staff as an offensive analyst.
Blackmon has been Opelika’s Football coach since taking over for longtime football legend Spence McCracken in 2009. Opelika High School has been Blackmon’s lone coaching stop, where he served as an assistant under McCracken before becoming head coach. Blackmon has compiled an impressive 69-25 overall coaching record which includes 3 region titles, 7 straight playoff appearances- including two appearances in the 6A state championship game.
Blackmon has a long history with current offensive coordinator at Auburn Chip Lindsey. The two were roommates while teammates together at North Alabama. A search for Opelika’s next Athletic Director and Head Football Coach will begin immediately.
Opelika City Schools Official Press Release:
Opelika High School Head Football
Coach Brian Blackmon to take new position
Opelika, AL -- Brian Blackmon is officially resigning as head football coach and athletic director at Opelika High School. After 21 years as a football coach at Opelika and 8 years as head football coach, Blackmon is moving to the next level. “We are very proud of the tradition of excellent head coaches at Opelika High School. Over the past 21 years, Coach Blackmon has been a major factor in the success of our football program. His focus on building character among his players has been a priority and has had an extremely positive impact on our program. We wish Coach Blackmon the best in his new position,” stated Dr. Mark Neighbors, Opelika City Schools Superintendent.
The head football coach position at Opelika High School will be posted soon and the search process will begin immediately.