Spotlight on Coaches with Fyffe’s Paul Benefield
August 9, 2019
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Spotlight on Coaches with Fyffe’s Paul Benefield

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

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

Coach Benefield is an alumnus of Fyffe High School and received a degree from Jacksonville State University. 

He is 9th on the all-time wins list for the State of Alabama. Benefield’s overall record is 282-53 with a winning percentage of 84.2 percent, which is higher than all eight coaches above him in wins. He has won three state championships and has never coached a losing record over his 28-year long career.  

In 2007, Benefield was named Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. 

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.

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