How Saint James School landed on Aubrey Blackwell as its next head football coach


It’s a new era of football at Saint James School with the announcement of its new football coach Aubrey Blackwell on Wednesday afternoon.

Former head coach Neal Posey took his football expertise to Florida and joined the UCF football coaching staff as an offensive analyst last month. Head of School Dr. Larry McLemore and athletic director Katie Barton wasted no time finding the next coach for the Trojans.

Throughout the search process, McLemore’s and Barton’s mission was to bring in a person whose goals aligned with the school’s core values of character, commitment, courage and community. Several candidates in and out of the state of Alabama applied for this role according to McLemore, causing for a vacancy in the position for just over a month. After Spring Break, Blackwell was the man chosen for the job.

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“Losing coach Posey going to the collegiate level was a little bit of a shock. but at the end of the day, our Trojan family is extremely happy for him and what he has done here at Saint James,” Barton said. “We interviewed some really great candidates from all across the southeast and we narrowed things down going into spring break and that’s when we knew coach Blackwell was our guy.”

“Aubrey is a man of character and that is the kind of leader he is,” McLemore said. “He intentionally builds leadership in boys and that’s what we were looking for here at Saint James. We have an outstanding tradition and football program. Bringing coach Blackwell in with this amazing coaching staff we have is a great team of men to have at this program and we are excited to see what they’ll do.”

Head of School Dr. Larry McLemore introduces Aubrey Blackwell as the new football coach at Saint James High School in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, March 27,…

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