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Coach Chris Balentine

This year will be Coach Chris Balentine's 25th year in education. He is teaching Driver and Traffic Safety Education at Russellville High School.  He is also serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the Russellville Golden Tigers.

Coach Balentine has been a part of regional championship teams at 4 different schools. He has coached in the state finals once, the semi-finals 4 times and the quarter finals 6 times.

His defenses at Muscle Shoals were ranked #1 in the state 3 different seasons. He has been a head football coach 4 years and head baseball coach for 6 years.  Coach Balentine has served as a Defensive Coordinator for 18 years.

He is married to Carolyn Stoner Balentine. They have 5 children and 3 perfect grandchildren.