Amos P. Godby High School

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Amos P. Godby High School
Godby High School.JPG
Address
1717 West Tharpe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4441
United States
Coordinates 30°27′39″N 84°18′59″W / 30.46080°N 84.31645°W / 30.46080; -84.31645Coordinates: 30°27′39″N 84°18′59″W / 30.46080°N 84.31645°W / 30.46080; -84.31645
Information
Type Public coeducational secondary
Established 1966
Principal Desmond Cole
Grades 9 – 12
Enrollment 1,267[1] (2014-15)
Color(s)

Blue, White and Silver

              
Nickname Cougars
Rivals Rickards Raiders,
Leon Lions
Website

Amos P. Godby High School is a public high school in Tallahassee, Florida, named for Amos P. Godby, who first served as a teacher and coach at Leon High School, and later became Leon County Superintendent and President and Secretary of the Florida Superintendents Association.[2]

History[edit]

Amos P. Godby High School opened in 1966 at 1717 West Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32303.

Its first senior class graduated in 1970.

Principals

  • 1966 - 1968: O. D. Roberts
  • 1968 - 1970: Stan Hilaman
  • 1970 - 1973: Paul Coley
  • 1973 - 1977: John E. Lawrence
  • 1977 - 1989: William J. Montford
  • 1989 - 1999: Merry (McDaris) Ortega
  • 1999 - 2001: Ben Koenig
  • 2001 - 2006: Randy Pridgeon
  • 2007 - 2011: Jean Ferguson
  • 2011 - 2012: Gillian Gregory
  • 2012 - 2017: Shelly Bell
  • 2017 - Present: Desmond Cole

Athletics[edit]

Godby High School's mascot is the Cougar, and their colors are royal blue and white.

Sports offerings at the school include:

  • Fall sports: cross country, football, boys' and girls' golf, and volleyball
  • Winter sports: boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' soccer, wrestling, and girls' weightlifting
  • Spring sports: baseball, flag football, softball, tennis, boys' (current state champions) and girls' track, and weightlifting
  • 1976 Class 4A State Champions in football[3]
  • 1986 Class 3A State Champions in football[3]
  • 1987 Class 4A State Champions in football[3]
  • 2001 Class 4A State Champions in baseball[4]
  • 2012 Class 5A State Champions in football[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMOS P. GODBY HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ D:\Data\TempPrincipals.htm Archived January 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c d "FOOTBALL 2013-14 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (PDF). FHSAA.org. FHSAA. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "BASEBALL 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (PDF). FHSAA.org. FHSAA. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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