OPP, Ala. (WDHN)—Opp High School Head Football Coach, Mike Dubose, was head coach of the University of Alabama in the late-1990s.

At Wednesday’s Opp Rotary Club meeting, Dubose accepted a $2,500 donation from Mizell Memorial Hospital.

It will be used to purchase Guardian Caps, a “net-looking device” that fits over a helmet. The material absorbs the impact of a hit to the head which could lead to a concussion.

Dubose says he learned from his former head coach, the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant to put a player’s safety first.

In addition to Mizell’s donation, the Opp High School Booster Club also donated 25 hundred dollars for an additional 50 Guardian Caps for high and middle school players.