Jack Doss was born in Anniston and attended the public schools in Calhoun County. After graduation from Oxford High School in 1965, he entered the Air Force where he played and started coaching basketball. Following his Air Force tour, Jack played basketball at Gadsden State Junior College and later received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Jacksonville State University. Coach Doss started his coaching career by coaching at Anniston Junior High for three years before becoming the Head Basketball Coach at Hayes High School in Birmingham in 1980. Jack has the distinction of being the only coach to win the state championship in basketball in their first two years of varsity coaching. His Hayes High School team won the state championship in 1981 and again in 1982. Jack was selected by the Birmingham News as the Alabama Coach of the Year in each of these years. He was also selected as Metro Coach of the Year in each of these years by the Birmingham Tip Off Club. In 1982, Jack coached the North 3A-4A Basketball team which included Ennis Whatley, Bobby Lee Hurt, Charles Barkley and Melvin Allen. In 1984, Jack came to Madison County to coach the boy's basketball team at Butler High School. He is in his twenty-third year at Butler and has built one of the best programs in the state. His 2004 team won the State Championship and he repeated by winning the state Championship again with his 2005 team. In both of these years, Jack was selected as the State Coach of the Year by the Birmingham News. In 2004 he coached in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star game. On a local level, Jack's teams have won the Huntsville Times Classic six times, including this year. When asked about who had the greatest influence on his life, he responded, "My dad, Harold Jackson Doss, Sr. was the greatest influence on my life. He was a great baseball player and taught me competitiveness and leadership. He taught me to always work harder than my competition." Jack is a member of First Baptist Church and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is married to Lorri Hall Doss; has two daughters, Brandi Doss Russell and Amanda Doss Custers; a stepdaughter Caroline Paige Allen; and a stepson, Christopher Robert Allen.