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Rickie Putman 

Letter four years in football and baseball and three years in basketball at Lexington, becoming the county Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1979. Was All-Area and team MVP during senior season in football; All-County Tournament Team and team MVP in basketball; Times Daily baseball Player of the Year as junior and senior. Player baseball two years at Calhoun Community College batted .443 with eight homeruns as a sophomore, and had .398 batting average over two seasons. Transferred to UNA and hit .388 with eight homers in 1982 and .368 with five homers in 1983. He was team MVP and made All-Division in ’82. Has coached at Rogers (1984-1997), East Lawrence (1998-99), Colbert County (199-2001) and Lexington (2004-present). At Rogers, had 180-110 record in 11 seasons as head baseball coach and led Pirates to state championships in 1990 and 1991 and second place finish in 1993. Seven of his teams made the playoffs and was Times Daily Coach of the Year six times. Carried Colbert County baseball team to playoffs in second year. Two of his five Lexington baseball teams advanced to playoffs, with 2009 team reaching state finals. Voted Times Daily Coach of the Year and Birmingham News State 3A Coach of the Year. In football, he is currently in sixth season as head coach at Lexington and 12th season overall as head coach. Lexington earned playoffs spots in six of eight seasons and won Region championships in 2005 and 2009. Assistant and later head football coach six years at Rogers, leading team to area championship and 8-3 record in 1989. Two Pirates teams made playoffs.