Jacksonville, AL (WIAT) – Former Alabama assistant coach Joe Kines was inducted into the Jacksonville State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Born on a train between Georgia and Alabama, Kines played football for Jacksonville State from 1963 to 1965. He was hired as an assistant coach at JSU in 1972 before going to Clemson in 1976.
In 1985, Alabama head coach Ray Perkins hired Kines as defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. He coached two seasons when he left with Perkins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He returned to the Tide as defensive coordinator in 2003 under Coach Mike Shula. He was named the interim head coach after Shula was fired in November 2006. He coached the Tide in their 34-31 loss in the 2006 Independence Bowl.
Kines would serve as defensive coordinator once more at Texas A&M before retiring in 2009.
Also elected to the Hall of Fame are tight end Rusty Fuller, Hoover basketball coach Charles Burkett, and Alabama Collegiate Conference Champion Wayne Wiggly.
Matthew Copeland contributed to this report.