Seymore takes over as Demopolis football coach

New Demopolis High School and former Mary Montgomery coach Brian Seymore speaks during Mobile County Media Days sponsored by at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Monday July 27, 2015. (Sharon Steinmann/

Brian Seymore is officially the new head football coach of Demopolis High School following a brief meeting of the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education Thursday.

“I’m just overjoyed to be here. I’m truly blessed. To be a part of this community. We have to have a team that makes a push every year to be playing into late November,” Seymore told the board following its unanimous vote to approve the single-item personnel action sheet. “I understand the expectations and I’ll work each and every day to make sure our coaches achieve those goals.”

Seymore spent the 2007 season as the defensive coordinator of the Tigers before leaving to return to Andalusia as the head coach. He spent seven seasons atop the Andalusia program, going 46-29 during that stretch. He has spent the last two seasons leading the Class 7A Mary Montgomery program where he was 8-12 in two years and 5-5 this season.

Seymore plans attended the board meeting with his daughter Mary Taylor (ninth grade) and son Drew (seventh grade). Seymore and his wife, Nicholas, also have a fourth-grade daughter, Maggie.

Seymore intended to attend Thursday’s home basketball game against Thomasville before meeting with players Friday.

“Our kids are anxious. They haven’t seen a face in a month and a half,” Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said.

Seymore is the successor to Stacy Luker, who resigned from the program in December 2016. The new Demopolis head coach had his first such job at AISA Pike Liberal Arts in 2004-2005 where he was 15-7 in two seasons.