LIONS ADD NEW DEFENSIVE BACK COACH
July 16, 2014By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
DAVID LOVERING BRINGS 15 YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE TO PRATTVILLE STAFF
Prattville High School Athletic Director/head football coach Chad Anderson announced last week the appointment of David Lovering as an assistant coach. Lovering will coach defensive backs.
Lovering, a native of Eufaula, will also teach Math at Prattville Junior High School. He and wife, Dana, and family (has four children, boy 7 girl 9, and twins (a boy and a girl, age 2) are presently moving to Prattville.
During his high school career at Eufaula Lovering earned varsity letters in football, tennis, track and weight lifting. His high school football coach was Rush Probst. He graduated from Eufaula in 1994.
Following graduation Lovering began his college education career at the University of Georgia and served as athletic trainer for the football team one season. Having a desire to pursue a career that would involve his faith he transferred to Samford University in Birmingham.
Lovering took an assistant coach position at First Baptist Academy in Dallas, Texas for four year after earning his Bachelor's Degree at Samford University. Lovering was the offensive coordinator for three years at First Baptist High School. The fourth year he was elevated to the Saints' head coach position his final season in 2004.
He left First Baptist Academy to return to Birmingham and continue his pursue toward earning Master Degrees in Special Education and also a Master Degree in Christian Leadership.
Lovering return to football as a volunteer coach at Spain Park High School where old friend John Grass was now head coach. Grass left Spain Park to take the head position at Oxford High School.
Lovering followed Grass and for four years was the head freshman coach, as well as working with wide receivers and running backs at Oxford High.
For the past three years he served as assistant coach working with defensive backs at class 5A Sylacauga. He was special education teacher at the school. He submitted his resignation in May.
Over the summer Lovering had numerous overtures for employment. Through a mutual friend and former Prattville football player, Courtney Moore, he learned of the position of defensive back coach opening at Prattville High School.
He submitted his resume and as he said “I looked at the Prattville community and just felt this was where I needed to bring my family.”