HANCEVILLE - Hanceville's new football coach comes with a Cullman County background.
Former West Point standout Cody McCain was named the new coach Monday.
McCain comes to Hanceville after spending the past four seasons at Clements High School in Limestone County.
McCain takes over the Bulldogs after they were led by Craig Flanigan for two seasons.
McCain made progress in his four-year term with Clements, taking the Colts from 1-9 records in 2014 and 2015 to respectable 4-6 marks in 2016 and 2017.
His progress is noticeable as Clements has 10 wins in his term, while just 1-9 between 2010 to 2013.
Two wins in his tenure were against Hanceville.
Clements came to Ray Talley Stadium September 23 of 2016 and claimed a 10-7 victory in scoring on a field goal and a 90-yard punt return.
The Colts scored a 40-6 triumph last season in Clements. The win against Hanceville broke a three-game losing streak.
Spring workouts for the Bulldogs are scheduled to begin in late April. No official word has been given if Hanceville will play a spring jamboree game.
The first season of the McCain era will begin August 24 at Ray Talley Stadium vs. Sumiton Christian.
Hanceville will compete in 3A, Region 5 in the fall with Holly Pond, Vinemont, J.B. Pennington, Locust Fork, Midfield and Fultondale.
Their regular season will end with a game at Good Hope November 2.
McCain graduated from West Point in 2004. His last season on the gridiron was 2003 with the Warriors winning four of their last five games after an 0-5 start. They concluded the season with a 26-6 victory at home over Hanceville. McCain's high school coach was Michael Simmons.
Photo of Hanceville vs. Cold Springs August 25, 2017 at Ray Talley Stadium.
Hanceville won 36-20.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton