Atmore native and long-time coach shrined in Florida Hall of Fame
Atmore native Carl Madison was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Association’s hall of fame last weekend.
The legendary coach is second in all-time wins in the state of Florida with a 326-129-7 record. His teams won four state championships and his 1988 Pensacola Pine Forest team won the mythical national championship and Madison was named national coach of the year.
Born in Uriah, Ala., Madison played high school football at Escambia County High School in Atmore, where his teams won 30 consecutive games.
After graduation, Madison accepted a football scholarship to Texas Tech...