Former Bama quarterback Lance Tucker new Fayette County coach

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - As Fox6 reported Wednesday, former Alabama quarterback Lance Tucker is replacing his father as Fayette County High School's football coach.

Fayette County's board of education approved Tucker's hiring Tuesday night, deputy schools superintendent Sandy Aldridge told The Tuscaloosa News.

Waldon Tucker announced his retirement in April after 27 seasons at the school and a state-record 309 career victories.

Lance Tucker coached the first-year program at Sipsey Valley in 2010, which debuted with an 0-10 record that included an opening loss to Fayette County.

He started at quarterback for Fayette County as a seventh-grader and graduated in 1993 with a number of state records, including career passing yards and total offense and touchdown passes.  The Associated Press is responsible for this story.

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