Coach of the Year Recipients

Every year since 1983, the Association has named a Coach of the Year. In 2011, the Association began recognizing two individuals as Debate Coach of the Year and Speech Coach of the Year. 

In 2017, the Association named Steven Wang of North Hall High School the Speech Coach of the Year. In 2017, the Association named Lyndsey Hinckley of Columbus High School the Debate Coach of the Year.


1983: Sandra Worthington Silvers - Calhoun
1984: Martha Dye - Lee County
1985: Bruce Rogers - Northside
1986: Eric Brannen - Westminster
1987: Paula Nettles - Woodward
1988: Chuck Spurlock - Pace
1989: Richard Bracknell - Carrollton
1990: Ted Carter - Lee County
1991: Lionel Clark - Pickens County
1992: John McClellan - Warner Robins
1993: Leslie Watkins - Brookwood
1994: Chris Wheatley - Pace
1995: Barbara Wilson - Rome
1996: Phillip Wertz - Thomas County Central
1997: Medgar Roberts - Hart County
1998: Donald Rhodes - Houston County
1999: Martha Kelley - Dublin
2000: Chuck Heywood - Lakeside
2001: Kenneth Grodd - St. Pius X
2002: Allan Hayes - Trion
2003: Frank Seaver - Woodward
2004: Lisa Willoughby - Henry W. Grady
2005: Adam Smiley - Chattahoochee
2006: James Holt - Camden County
2007: Lee Robinson - Lincoln County
2008: Beth McMahon - Milton
2009: Beverly Kelly - Fayette County
2010: Jenny Heidt - Westminster
2011: Matt Bartula - Sequoyah
2012: Jeffrey Miller - Marist
2013: John McClellan - Warner Robins
2014: Shunta Jordan - Pace
2015: Garrett Abelkop - Chattahoochee
            Pam Childress - Valdosta
2016: Maggie Berthiaume - Woodward
2017: Lyndsey Hinckley - Columbus

Debate Coach of the Year

 

 


2011: Mario Herrera - Henry W. Grady
2012: Bill Swafford - Lee County
2013: David Gay - Alpharetta
2014: Walter Cotter - Lassiter
            Jonathan Waters - Grovetown
2015: Sean Hickey - Starr's Mill
2016: Charity Wang - RW Johnson
2017: Steven Wang - North Hall

Speech Coach of the Year