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David Shores resigns as head football coach at Pell City High School

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David Shores has resigned as the head football coach at Pell City High School. (abc3340.com) David Shores has resigned as the head football coach at Pell City High School. (abc3340.com)

David Shores has resigned from his position as head football coach at Pell City High School, a school official has confirmed to ABC 33/40 on Tuesday.

Shores' resignation comes just two seasons after being hired as the Panthers' head coach in February of 2011. Before accepting the job, Shores had previously been the head coach at Spain Park High School, but he was removed from his position in 2010 following an investigation into a physical altercation with one of his former players.

Shores maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, claiming he was attacked by the player during a practice three years ago. The Hoover Board of Education eventually reached a settlement with Shores, and transferred him out of his coaching and teaching position to an assistant athletic director position within the school system.

According to a school official, one of Shores' assistants, Jon Clements, has also resigned. Clements coached wide receivers and strength and conditioning at Pell City.

The details surrounding both coaches' resignations have not yet been revealed.

Shores, who was earning $90,000 annually at Pell City, went 13-10 in two seasons with the Panthers. His team advanced to the AHSAA 6A playoffs last season, but lost in the second round to top-ranked Hoover.

According to a school employee, Pell City Schools Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hathcock is expected to meet with school officials and the remaining coaching staff on Wednesday to discuss possible replacements for Shores. Hathcock recommended Shores' hire to the board of education two years ago.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.

David Shores Bio from GoPellCityPanthers.com:

"Coach Shores enters his second season as the Head Coach at Pell City High School.   After leading the Panthers to a successful 6-4 record in 2011, in which a foundation for winning was laid for future Panthers, he and his staff plan on building on that solid experience.  In his 12 year tenure as a high school coach in Alabama, Coach Shores has been a part of 2 State Championships, 1 6A Runner-Up, 3 Quarter-Final appearances, and 2 First-Round appearances...all at the 6A level.  In 3 seasons at the helm, his combined win/loss record sits at 20-14.  "In my first season as a HC (2008), that team when 4-6...2nd season with the same program, that team went 10-3.  First season at Pell City, we went 6-4...hopefully the second season in the same program will be just as fruitful as 2009!"

"After a beneficial stint as a walk-on player at Auburn University from 1996-1998, Shores used his last year of eligibility at Auburn to begin coaching as a Student-Assistant to Coach Bill Oliver's defensive staff.  In 1999, Shores was hired on as a Graduate Assistant on Coach Tommy Tuberville's first defensive staff.  For the following 3 seasons, Shores coached linebackers and special teams at Opelika High School for AHSAA Hall of Fame Coach Spence McCracken.  In 2002, Coach Shores joined Rush Propst's staff at Hoover High School and for the next 2 seasons, coached the defensive line.  Shores then moved to Baton Rouge in the summer of 2004 to work on Coach Saban's staff as a defensive intern, again assisting the d-line.  In 2005, Shores moved back to Birmingham to become the defensive coordinator at Pelham High School, under first year head coach, Brett Burnett.  Shores' efforts helped lead the Pelham Panthers to a winning season and a first-round play-off appearance that year.  From Pelham, Coach Shores became the defensive coordinator at Spain Park High School, under John Grass.  In 2007, Shores defense aided the Jaguars to reaching the 6A FInals where they would fall short to Prattville (ranked #3 in nation) 14-0.  In his first 2 seasons as head coach (2008-09), Shores' teams went 4-6 and 10-3 in arguably the toughest region in the state.

"Coach Shores and his staff take great pride in developing players and helping them get to the next level.  There will be at least 5 Panthers off the 2011 team on college roosters this football season and Coach Shores boast over 50 former players that have gone on to have success at the college level and aid in obtaining a college degree, including 2 Parade All-Americans and 8 SEC players.  "I see it as part of our mission, to help these young men achieve their team, as well as their individual goals...and if that means they aspire to play at the next level, then we'll do everything in our power to help him do just that."
Coach Shores is married to Carrie."

Jon Clements Bio:

"Coach Clements joins the Pell City Panthers as the wide receivers coach and also will serve as the Strength and Conditioning Coach.

"Coach Clements graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2009, where he played baseball, winning 4 conference championships and making 2 NCAA Regional appearances.  

"He coached quarterbacks at Chilton County High School from 2008 to 2010.  He was Offensive Coordinator at Jemison High School from 2010 to 2011.   In the 2011 season, he was Offensive Line Coach at Lincoln High School."

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