Mike Dubose, a former University of Alabama football coach, has been rushed to the hospital by medical helicopter after accidentally shooting himself, according to a report from WTVM. The injury is believed to be non-life-threatening.
The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Monday with Dubose’s gun discharging and striking his abdomen.
According to other reports, DuBose shot himself in a hunting-related accident.
From the report:
Dubose was taken to Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp before being transferred to another hospital by helicopter. The incident happened in the county near Gardners Chapel Road, near Opp. It’s believed his injuries are non-life-threatening.
As a player, he was part of Alabama’s 1973 national championship team.
Dubose last coached at Alabama in 2000 after three years leading the Crimson Tide. During his coaching career in Tuscaloosa, DuBose led the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship. He also played college football at Alabama under the legendary head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Dubose led Alabama to a 24-23 overall record.
Following his departure from Alabama, DuBose, who was a defensive lineman, has served as an assistant coach at a number of high schools including Northview, Luverne, Millsaps, Luvern, and Opp.