Dyer Carlisle became a full-time member of the Birmingham-Southern Football Coaching staff in March of 2008 after serving the 2007 season as a volunteer assistant coach in charge of the secondary.
Carlisle brings over 25 years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels to the Panther staff. He last served as Head Coach for Austin High School in Decatur, Ala., where he spent from 1989 to 1994 as the school's head coach before going into education administration.
Prior to AHS, Carlisle worked in the college ranks for 11 seasons. He coached the secondary and was the defensive coordinator at Mississippi State from 1987-88 and coached the secondary at Southern Miss from 1982-86. He began his time in the college ranks as a graduate assistant at Jacksonville State in 1978 before taking over the secondary from 1979-81. He has also had coaching stints at Banks, Haleyville and West End High Schools from 1971-1978, serving as baseball and football head coach at Banks from 1975-78.
Carlisle graduated from Samford in 1971 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He went on to receive his Master's from Jacksonville State in 1981 and his E.D.S. from Montevallo in 1998.
He is married to the former Ronda Rush of Vestavia Hills, Ala. The couple has two sons, Andrew and Taylor.