MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Dale County High School has named Evan Ballard its new head football coach.

Ballard has been an assistant with the Warriors for five of the last six years.

Last season he served as offensive coordinator.

He is also the school’s strength and conditioning coach for all sports.

Ballard takes over from Luke Tucker who resigned in January to kickstart the football program at Belgreen High School in Russellville which has not fielded a team in more than 50 years.