Pelham High School
|Pelham High School|
|District||Pelham City Schools|
|Colors||Forest green & gold|
|Location||2500 Panther Circle|
Since opening, the school has been expanded several times, peaking at over 1,200 students in 2012-2013. Enrollment dropped when the school was separated from the county system and former students from Helena began attending the newly-built Helena High School.
Pelham High School's athletic teams are known as the "Panthers", and their sideline mascot is named "Paws".
The school's football team first took the field at Ned Bearden Stadium on August 28, 1976 under head coach David Bailey. Steve Rivers, the father of NFL quarterback Philip Rivers, took over the program for one season in 1980. He was succeeded a year later by Billy Tohill, who put together the Panther's first winning season in 1986. Rick Rhoades built on that success with a 41-19 record over five seasons. Brett Burnett took over the team in 2004.
- Montez Billings, NFL wide receiver
- Liz Cochran, Miss Alabama 2009
- Deidre Downs (1998), Miss America 2005
- Tara Gray, Miss Alabama Teen USA and television news personality
- Jake Holland, former Auburn Tigers linebacker
- Corey McKern, operatic baritone
- Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers head football coach
- Tyler Watts, former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback
- "Pelham High School (Alabama) (July 16, 2015) Wikipedia - accessed July 22, 2015