Cedric J. Austin is a Sparkman High School 2006 graduate. While attending Sparkman, Cedric was a two-year basketball letterman where he received 2005 Huntsville Times Classic All-Tournament honors and was a member of the 2005 AHSAA Final Four Team. Austin also played football and was a one-year cross-country letterman and state qualifier.
Austin received a basketball scholarship to attend Freed-Hardeman University. There he earned his Bachelor of Art degree in Art Humanities with a Business Marketing minor. He was also a member of the Lions' 2009 & 2011 NAIA D1 National Tournament teams. As a senior, Austin received 1st Team All-TranSouth Conference honors. In May 2015, Austin earned his Master of Education in Physical Education degree from Alabama A&M University.
This is Cedric's second year serving as the Head Track & Field Coach and fifth year serving as the Head JV Girls Basketball Coach. In the classroom, Austin teaches Physical Education and Credit Recovery.