Spotlight on Coaches - Fyffe's Paul Benefield!

Spotlight on Coaches - Fyffe's Paul Benefield!

By Marla Jones, Reporter •

FYFFE, Ala. — This week's Spotlight on Coaches is shining on Paul Benefield, Head Coach for the Fyffe Red Devils Varsity Football Team!

Benefield is a Fyffe High School alumni and received his degree from Jacksonville State University. His career spans over thirty-seven years. In 1997, Benefield returned to Fyffe to lead the Red Devils. While at Fyffe, the football have qualified for playoffs every season but one. Under his leadership, the Fyffe Red Devils have won twelve region championships and two State Championships. In 2007, Benefield was named Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. In 2012, he celebrated his 200th win as head coach. This past fall, he celebrated his 250th win.

Coach Benefield is married to Jodi Benefield. They have three sons: Alex, Eli and Seth. Coach Benefield has had the honor of coaching all three of his sons in football.

On the field, you can hear Coach Benefield say to his players, "If it was easy, everyone would do it." Having a winning season, year after year is hard but Benefield makes it look easy.