Danny Petty was one of the key players on coach Jerry Dugans 1968 state champion basketball team at Lee High School. He scored the winning basket in the Generals game against Tuscaloosa and was named the most valuable player in the tournament. Petty was a first team All-City player and was named to the North team in the state All-Star game. He was the MVP at Snead State Junior College in 1970 and was named captain of the Athens State team in 1972. Petty coached at Davis Hills Middle School from 1972-80, winning six city championships (four boys and two girls). He was the head basketball coach at Johnson High School from 1981-91, winning four city championships and two area championships. His Jaguars made it to the Final Four three times and won the state championship in 1987, when Johnson was ranked No. 24 in the nation. Petty was named AHSAA 6A Coach of the Year in 1987. Pettys record while at Johnson was 180-97. Petty coached at Hazel Green High School from 1991-97, where his teams won 121 and lost 58. Petty retired from the Alabama school system in 1997. He coached in Lincoln County, TN, from 1997-2001. Petty was named District Coach of the Year in 2000 when his team finished with the best record in Lincoln County TN High School history at 29-7 where they were Runner-Up in the District, Regional, and Sectional Tournaments. Pettys overall record at Lincoln County was won 73-50. Petty returned to Alabama in 2001 where he coached at Huntsvilles Madison Academy from 2001-2006. Madison Academy finished the 2002 season as Area Champions. In 2003 and 2005, they were Regional Runner-Up and finished in the Elite 8 in the State Tournament. Petty also coached the girls team in 2004-05 where they were Area Champions with a record of 21-11. Coach Pettys Madison Academy team was Area, Regional and State Champions in 2006. Petty was named AHSAA 3A Coach of the Year, Huntsville Times Coach of the Year, and Birmingham News Coach of the Year in 2006. Danny was named to Whos Who Among American High School Teachers in 2003 and 2004. Danny left Madison Academy in 2006 and started coaching at Bob Jones High School, where he is still teaching and coaching. In 2009, Bob Jones was 6A State Runner-Up with a record of 29-9. In 2010, Bob Jones High School won the NW Regional and 6A State Championship with a record of 20-14. Danny was named the 2010 AHSAA 6A Coach of the Year. In winning the 2010 State Championship, Coach Petty is the only coach in Alabama High School history to win three state championships at three different schools. As of 2010, Coach Pettys career record is 581-318.