Holladay leaves Buckhorn after one season, rumored for Tuscaloosa County job


After finding his first job since resigning from Walker in 2013 following an on-field brawl, John Holladay has resigned from Buckhorn following just one season.

Holladay is believed to be the chosen man for the Tuscaloosa County head coach position left by Bart Sessions. Tuscaloosa County’s board of education will hold a meeting Monday night that would solidify his hire. Sessions left Tuscaloosa County for the vacated Gadsden City head coaching position in early April.

Holladay was hired by Buckhorn in 2016 after spending nearly three full seasons on hiatus from head coaching after a brawl with Cullman forced him to resign his post at Walker. He led the Bucks to a 5-5 season with four-star linebacker and Tennessee signee Will Ignont leading the way. It was Holladay’s first absence from the postseason since 2001 with Hamilton.

Holladay has spent 18 seasons as a head coach with stints at Clay-Chalkville and Brilliant along with the three aforementioned. His overall record is 135-72 with 13 trips to the playoffs and one semifinal appearance in 1999 at Hamilton. Tuscaloosa County posted a 2-8 record in Sessions’ lone season at Tuscaloosa County after an 0-10 season in 2015.