Bart Sessions leaves Tuscaloosa County after one season for Gadsden City


After just one season as the head coach for Tuscaloosa County, Bart Sessions is taking I-59 northeast to Gadsden City High School.

Sessions was approved by the Gadsden City Board of Education on Tuesday. Sessions is no stranger to success with a 34-5 record in three seasons as head coach of McGill-Toolen from 2011 to ’13 along with winning state championships as an assistant at Prattville (two) and Daphne (one) while also helping Spain Park to a state title game appearance in 2015.

However, Sessions’ lone year at Tuscaloosa County was the antithesis to his reputation as the Wildcats finished 2-8 with eight straight losses to end the season. Against Class 7A Region 3 competition, County was outscored 42-250 and went winless. That season came off the heels of an 0-10 campaign that saw Lee Gibson take off for Leeds afterwards.

Gadsden City saw the resignation of Matt Scott just a couple weeks ago after Scott led the Titans to two Class 7A semifinal appearances in four seasons.

In other coaching news, Class 5A St. John Paul II is looking for their fourth coach in as many seasons. John Mumford was hired by New Mexico State as the defensive line coach on Friday. He, along with Elijah Asante, spent just one season at St. John Paul II. Asante coached the Falcons in 2015 before being let go for unknown reasons. Rick Daniel was the inital coach for the program when they started playing football in 2011 (first official varsity season was 2012) but stepped down after the 2014 season citing scoliosis as the cause.