Moore leaves Hartselle for 7A Opelika

Hartselle football head coach Bryan Moore has been announced as the new head coach at Opelika High School. Moore resigned from Hartselle last Tuesday.

“Hartselle will always be a special place for my family and me,” Moore said. “The people and community are incredible and they were nothing short of wonderful to us. We are sad to leave such an unbelievable place but feel that we have certainly left the program in a great spot with another awesome team coming back. We are excited about a new opportunity but will miss Hartselle.”

Moore leaves Hartselle after compiling a 38-9 record. He led the Tigers to the playoffs in each of his four seasons, including a trip to the quarterfinals in 2022. He won two region championships with the Tigers.

He started his coaching career at Opelika, coaching ninth-grade football in 2007. He joined the varsity staff in 2009 and served as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2011-14 before leaving to take his first head coaching position at Eufaula.

“We want to Thank Bryan Moore for his time here at Hartselle High School,” Hartselle assistant principal and athletic director Jake Miles said. “We wish him all the best at Opelika.”

Hartselle has begun the search for their new head coach. The next hire will be Hartselle’s third head coach since Bob Godsey left following the 2018 season.

“We feel we are in good shape moving forward,” Miles said. “We have a tremendous coaching staff currently in place that will lead our team through the transition. We have a school that will attract the very best.”