Hoover High School football coach Josh Niblett.
Medical West, an affiliate of UAB Hospital, will sponsor the June Chamber of Commerce luncheon and has invited Hoover High School football coach Josh Niblett as the speaker.
Coach Niblett recently completed his sixth season at Hoover High School, where he has a record of 85 wins and six losses. He has led his team to the 6A state championship game all six years. His team finished as runner-up in 2008, 2010, 2011 and as 6A state champions in 2009, 2012 and 2013. His 2009 team finished 15-1, ranked seventh nationally in the USA Today top 25 poll. The 2012 and 2013 teams finished 15-0, ranked nationally in the USA Today, Rivals and Max Preps top 25 poll.
His 2013 team accomplished two milestones this past season. One was the longest winning streak in school history at 30 wins, and the other was back-to-back 15-0 seasons. The 2013 team was also ranked as the National Champion High School Team in America.
He came to Hoover from Oxford High School, where he coached three years with two playoff appearances and a 10-0 record in 2007. Before Oxford, he coached at Oneonta High School for five years, with a 51-14 record and five playoff appearances, a quarterfinal finish, two state final appearances and one state championship. Oneonta’s 2004 team was 15-0 for the first time in school history
Coach Niblett was a three-year letterman at the University of Alabama, where he was member of the 1992 National Championship team. He was a three-time Academic All-SEC selection and in 1995 received the Scholar-Athlete award for The University of Alabama football program. He was also the recipient of two post graduate awards: the Paul W. Bryant Continuing Education award and the Hitachi ìPromise of Tomorrowî award.
He has coached in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game three times with a record of 3-0, serving as the head coach in 2009, the offensive coordinator in 2006 and defensive line coach in 2002. Niblett was an assistant coach in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game and will be again in 2014. He served as the head coach in the 2013 U.S. Marines Semper Fidelis All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
He is also the director and founder of Men of Will Ministries. He does motivational and lay speaking on occasions. He is married to the former Karon Harper and has three children, Shaw, Harper and Sky.
The June 19 luncheon will be held at the Hoover Country Club. Networking begins at 11:15 a.m., with the program starting at noon. Reservations can be made by calling 988-5672 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The luncheon is $20, payable at the door, or $22 for walk-ins without reservations.