Steve Mask - Varsity Football
Steve Mask was named Head Football Coach on January 2, 2012. Prior to becoming Head Coach, he served as Defensive Coordinator under Jimmy Perry, for three seasons. In his first year as Head Coach, the Saints finished with a record of 11-3 and advanced to the state semifinals before being eliminated by eventual state champion Spanish Fort. Last season, the Saints reached the quarterfinals and finished with a record of 10-3. During his tenure as Defensive Coordinator, the Saints won 27 games and were consistently ranked among the best defensive teams in the state.
Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Steve spent 15 successful years as a Head Coach and Athletic Director. At Bradshaw High School in Florence, Alabama, he led the Bruins to three playoff appearances and the school’s first ever regional championships as well as their first playoff win in the school’s history. After five years at Bradshaw, Steve spent the next five years at Buckhorn High School in New Market, Alabama. Under his leadership, the Bucks made the playoffs in three of those years. He led the Bucks to their highest ranking ever in the state polls in 1999. In 2002, Steve was lured to Colbert County High School where the Indians had five successful seasons including 52 wins, two semifinal appearances and two quarter final appearances. They finished the 2002 season as state runners-up with a final record of 12-3. As an Assistant Coach at Colbert County in the 70’s and 80’s, Steve was part of three state championship games with the Indians winning the state title in 1979 and 1985. He was also an assistant for the Colbert County state championship basketball team in 1981. After retirement from Alabama schools, Steve spent two years at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia serving as offensive coordinator helping lead the team to the state playoffs both years.
Steve was named “Coach of the Year” by the Huntsville Times in 1997 and 1999 and by the Florence Times Daily in 2002. In 2004, he was named the Region 8 “Coach of the Year.” Steve served as a founding member of the Alabama Football Coaches Association. In May of 2011, he was selected as a member of the Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was chosen to coach in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Florida. He has also coached in three Alabama North-South All-Star games.
Steve has two children. Brett, is a football coach at Decatur High School and his daughter, Hannah, is a graduate student at the University of North Alabama.