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Homewood Athletic Director Announced
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Doug Gann
Doug Gann

May 1, 2017 - Homewood City Schools is proud to announce Doug Gann as the Athletic Director for the school system. Gann has served as a physical education teacher and coach in Homewood for 18 years. 

Gann is currently the head coach of the HHS varsity baseball team who just completed their season this weekend in the second round of the state playoffs.   As head coach, Gann led the Patriots to eight playoff appearances and has an overall record of 247-145.

Gann began his athletic career at HHS in the 1980’s as a student athlete.  He played baseball, basketball, and football for the Patriots and is a 1987 graduate of Homewood High.

“Doug Gann is an outstanding teacher as well as a seasoned and experienced high school coach.  His experience, his knowledge, and his ability to work with student athletes will serve him well in his new role as Athletic Director at Homewood High School,” HHS Principal Dr. Zack Barnes said. 

While in Homewood, Gann has also served as the freshman basketball coach and an assistant football coach. Prior to coming to Homewood, he was a coach and teacher in the Hoover School System. 

“I am excited and honored that Dr. Barnes, Dr. Cleveland, and the Homewood School Board is giving me this opportunity to serve as the Homewood Athletics Director. Homewood is a very special place to me, and I have been blessed to be a part of the athletic program most of my life. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 25 years teaching and coaching, and I look forward to working with our administrators, coaches, and student-athletes in a different capacity,” Gann said. 

Gann earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with certification in Physical Education.  While at UAB, he was a member of the Blazer baseball and football teams.  In 1997, he received his Master of Arts in Education from the University of Montevallo.