Sid Kimbrell was born and raised in a small coal mining town,(Gorgas, Ala) He attended Thomas W. Martin High. Today the community and school no longer exists due to closing of the mines and stripping of the land, thus he is a man without a hometown.

He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1965 and began his coaching career in Eustis,Fl . 
In 1976 he joined Coach Bill Castle at Lakeland High School and served as assistant coach with coach castle until 1986 when he accepted the Head coaching job at Haines City High for the 1986-87 seasons.. In 1988 Sid returned to LHS as athletic director a position he held for 19 years until retiring in 2008.
He has remained involved with Lakeland high athletics since retirement and in 2010 became the Lakeland Football Century Club President.
Sid is married to May Kimbrell  (28 years)and together they have 6 grandchildren (Kalyn,Kiley, Katie, Ausitin, Sydney and Connor.