Two new head football coaches will make their marks on the field this season. At Howard High School, Coach Barney Hester hopes to turn things around after two fairly lackluster seasons for the school, and at Southwest High School, Coach Joe Dupree has taken over the reins from longtime coach, Carror Wright.
Coach Barney Hester, Howard High School
Coach Hester officially took over as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Howard High School in March. He came to the Howard from Tattnall Square Academy, where he led players to 11 state football championship titles since 1982. While at Tattnall, he served in such positions as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Head Track Coach.
Prior to his work at Tattnall, Coach Hester worked at Josey Academy and Gordon Ivey High School before joining the coaching staff at Georgia Southern University when the university first began its college program.