For 14 years at Parkwood High School, Combs and his coaching staff produced the finest high school football program in Missouri which included 133 victories with only 19 losses and 2 ties. That run also included 13 Ozark Conference titles and 3 state championships in 1975, 1980, and 1983.
Overall with stops at Golden City, Gallatin and Trenton, Combs compiled a coaching record of 213-68-14. He had undefeated teams, at Trenton in 1962 and 1966, and at Parkwood in 1975, 1976, 1980, and 1983.
In recognition of his coaching achievements, the Missouri High School Football Coaches Association inducted Combs into their Hall of Fame.