For the past 13 years, The Collinwood football program not only was successful but very stable.
Now with the resignation of Mike Statom, Collinwood was in the market for a new football leader.
Collinwood has hired former Trojan player Bart Littrell as the new head football coach.
Littrell, a 1986 Collinwood graduate has been an assistant football coach but never a head football coach until now.
He has a head coach before in softball, girls and boys basketball.
Littrell has coached at Collinwood, Wayne County and in college at Central Alabama.
He is currently in administration as he is the Assistant Principal at Waynesboro Middle School.
"We were looking for someone that continue the success that Mike has had with a great work ethic and a lot of energy and Bart has that" Collinwood Athletic Director Brian Crews said.
"He was a tremendous all around player and he understands what the expectations are and what they have been, I'm looking forward to watching him coach."
Littrell replaces Statom who resigned two weeks ago to become the head middle school football coach and high school assistant coach at Deshler (AL).
Statom took over the program at Collinwood in 2001 and complied a 97-61 record and led the Trojans to nine Class 1A playoff appearances (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
The Trojans are coming off a injury filled 2-8 season in 2013.
Community is currently the only high school in the state that is currently still looking for a head coach.
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