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Houston Powell accepts position at Chilton Co.

After guiding the Meek Tigers to its most successful season and history and garnering Class 1A Coach of the Year honors, Houston Powell has accepted the position as defensive coordinator at Chilton County.

Powell inherited a winless Tigers program when he began his tenure in 2020. Although Meek went 1-9 in his inaugural season, the seeds were planted for success — which came in 2021 when the Tigers went 8-4 and made the second round of the playoffs, a feat that had not happened since 2003.

2022 would see success unparalleled in Meek football history. The Tigers went undefeated during the regular season, won the Class 1A Region 8 title and advanced to the second round of the playoffs once again, finishing with an 11-1 record.

Powell’s statement to WJLX on the move is presented below:

“When becoming a football coach you dream of having a chance to find success as a head coach. I’ve chased that dream for a long time. That dream was given to me by Meek high school. Over the last 3 years my dreams came true of turning a winless program in to a program that gained respect in the football world. We were able to do something no one thought was possible, going undefeated and winning playoff games in back to back years while also capturing a region championship, and winning 11 games in one season. Along with the team success I was able to be award the 1A Coach of the Year which is something I am truly proud of. After the ending of an incredible season I was able to spend time with family back home with my own family and things begin to change in what is really important in life and that is my family! Seeing my wife and kids be so happy back in my home town was a feeling a can not put into words but it was a wake up call for me. Then God stepped in and presented an opportunity for me and my family to go back home and be close to family. This decision wasn’t taken lightly due to the love I have for Meek High School and the people there in Arley. God opened a door that I feel is best for my family and the future of my kids. I have accepted a job as defensive coordinator at Chilton County High School in Clanton. Me and my family are excited about the opportunity God has given us and look forward to what he has in store. I will always be grateful for my time at Meek High School and the memories that will never be forgotten. With all this being said going back home is an incredible feeling for me and my family and we are ready to start the next chapter of our lives at Chilton County High School.”