Class of 2000
C.T. Manley is known as one of the most respected and successful football coaches of Alabama High Schools. He spent 24 of his 28 years in coaching at Colbert County, where he compiled a football record of 171-78-7 with a state championship in 1972. His team was runner-up in the first year of the state Class 3A football playoffs in 1967. He also coached at Red Bay and Muscle Shoals.
Manley is a graduate of Hazlewood High School and Southeastern Louisiana where he played football. He has been inducted into the Southeast Louisiana Hall of Fama, Alabama High School Hall of Fame and Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame. He was selected coach of the year three times and the stadium at Colbert County High School is named in his honor.