Robert Humphreys

Robert T. Humphreys was born on September 18, 1946 in Akron, Ohio. Coach Humphreys and his family lived in South Africa from 1950-1953. In 1953, Coach Humphreys returned to the United States and settled in Gadsden, Alabama.

Coach Humphreys graduated from Gadsden High School in 1965. During his years, Coach Humphreys trained for powerlifting. Coach Humphreys began attending the University of Alabama in 1965 and graduated in 1969. While in college, Coach Humphreys won his first Alabama State Powerlifting contest. Coach Humphreys continued to powerlift until 2016.

Coach Humphreys began his teaching and coaching career after graduating from the University of Alabama. From 1969-1972, he taught history and coached football at West Blocton High School. Coach Humphreys moved to Brookwood High School in 1972, where he taught history and coached wrestling and football from 1972-1974. In 1974, Coach Humphreys moved to Tuscaloosa County High School where he would teach and coach until 1990. At Tuscaloosa County, Coach Humphreys taught history, American Government, and economics. He also coached football and started the wrestling program at Tuscaloosa County. From 1990-2005, Coach Humphreys served as Assistant Principal at Brookwood High School. Coach Humphreys retired from education in 2005, but continued to assist wrestling programs in the Tuscaloosa area (American Christian Academy, 2005-2010 and Northridge High School, 2010-2011) after retirement. During his coaching career, Coach Humphreys helped develop dozens of State Champions and State Place Finishers, as well as numerous regional and national place finishers in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Coach Humphreys has been married to Nancy Turberville Humphreys for 54 years and has two children, Mandy (47) and Matt(42).



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