Born: 1/31/1906 Died: 7/11/1984 Birthplace: Gainesville, GA
H. L. Ogle was born on January 31, 1906 in Gainesville, Georgia. At Birmingham Southern "Shorty" earned 4 letters each in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was selected All-Southern as an end. He was awarded the Porter Cup as best all-around athlete at Birmingham Southern. After 4 years at Hanceville, Coach Ogle was at Decatur High School for 31 years. He introduced the "T" formation to Alabama high schools in 1942. He was the winning coach in the first Alabama high school all-star game. "Shorty" fielded 4 undefeated state champions. He passed away on July 11, 1984.