In this episode of the Life and Football podcast our special guest was Billy Gresham. He is currently the Linebacker Coach, HighSchool Relations, and Recruiting Coordinator for Alabama State. Prior to coming to Alabama State, Gresham served as the head football coach at Carver Senior High School in Montgomery where he helped Carver to a 5-6 regular season record and a 4-2 region mark in 2016. Also, he guided Carver to a third-place finish in the regional and led the team to the first round of the state playoffs. His biggest achievement that season was becoming an assistant coach for the Under Armour All-American Football Game. In 2013, he helped Carver to an 8-2 regular season record and a 5-2 region mark, along with a sixth consecutive city championship. Carver finished that season at 10-3 overall and a state quarterfinal appearance. Carver played in one national televised game on CSS Sports. Gresham was named the Montgomery Advertiser 5A-6A Coach of the Year. During the 2012 season, Gresham led Carver to a 9-1 regular season and a 6-1 region mark. Carver finished at 12-2 overall and a state semifinals appearance. Carver played in two national televised games on ESPN and CSS Sports. Before becoming the head coach, Gresham served as an assistant coach at Carver High School in 2008-2010 where he was the special teams coordinator and defensive coordinator. Prior to his nine years at Carver, Gresham was an assistant coach at Kendrick High School in Columbus, Ga., where he was the linebackers coach. Gresham is no stranger to Alabama State University, having played for the Hornets from 2001-2005. While at Alabama State, Gresham was a four-year letter winner at linebacker and started three seasons at the middle linebacker position. He helped lead Alabama State to a SWAC Championship game berth in 2001 and 2003 and was an instrumental player on the 2004 SWAC Championship team. His accolades included All-SWAC performance in 2004 and 2005. A All-SWAC Preseason selection and Defensive Player of the Year honoree in 2005, Gresham earned Sheridan Broadcast Second Team All-American honors in 2005. Gresham played high school Sidney Lanier. Check it out
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