Labrian Stewart, Ashley Carlisle named ASWA’s coaches of the year


ABBEVILLE, Ala (WDHN) — To go along with the all-state teams that the Alabama Sports Writers Association puts out, they also honor one coach at each classification as the coach of the year.

Two Wiregrass head coaches were chosen for the honor and they both come out of Abbeville.

At the 2A classification, in his first season at Abbeville, Labrian Stewart was voted as the coach of the year. The Yellow Jackets went on a historic run this season, recording a 12-2 record on their way to becoming the state runners up at 2A.

Abbeville also broke a few school records under coach Stewart, those 12 wins were the most ever at Abbeville and they Jackets broke the scoring record in a season, notching 545 points this year.

Then in the same county, Abbeville Christian head coach, Ashley Carlisle, was voted as the coach of the year at the AISA level.

The Generals too made a state title run before falling just short against Crenshaw Christian. Abbeville Christian recorded a 10 win season for just the fifth time in school history and reached their third state championship game under Carlisle.

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