Coffee High School (Georgia)
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|Coffee High School|
|159 Trojan Way
|School district||Coffee County School District|
|Faculty||126.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||10 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.1|
|Color(s)||Maroon and white|
|Team name||Coffee High School Trojans|
Activities and clubs
- Anchor Club
- Art Club
- The Chariot
- Debate Team
- Drama Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Future Georgia Educators
- Health Occupation Students of America
- Inter-Club Council
- Invisible Children Connection
- Jazz Band
- Key Club
- The Lance
- Leo Club
- Marching band
- National Art Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Navy JROTC
- Science Club
- Show Choir
- Step Team
- Student Council, aka StuCo
- Technology Students Association
- Vocational Opportunities of America Club
- Y Club
- Cross country
- Track & field
In 2001, the school concluded a divisive search for a new football coach which ended in the return of Bonwell Royal. Royal retired in 2005, and the state legislature passed House Resolution 306 to commend him for his 34-year career, 26 of which were with Coffee High School. Specifically mentioned in the resolution was the 2002 Region 1-AAAAA Championship.
In 2006, after an extensive playoff drought, the Trojan football team, led by second year Head Coach Jerry Odom, earned an 8-2 record, qualifying for the state playoffs. They lost in the second round to Stephenson High School.
In 2008, under new Head Coach Ken Eldridge, the Trojans finished with a 7-3 record, barely qualifying for the ptate Playoffs.  In the first round of the Playoffs, they traveled to Stone Mountain to play Stephenson High School, the team responsible for knocking the Trojans out of the playoffs in 2006. This time, the Trojans were victorious, winning in overtime.  They went on to lose in the third round, surpassing their achievements in the past two years.
Named in honor of Dan A. Jardine, Jardine Stadium is the home of the Coffee High Trojans. Jardine Stadium was renovated in 2009 to include a new home seating section, ticket booths, renovated restrooms and concessions, and additional end-zone seating for the Coffee High Trojan Marching Band.
The Coffee High School marching band Directors:
- Steve Myers, band director
- Andrew Bennett, band assistant
- Zach Williams, band assistant
- Tania Myers, choirs
- Ethan Craigue, percussion(drumline) instructor
Band accomplishments under the direction of Steve Myers:
2004-2005: Performed at an exhibition performance at Valdosta State University and received Superior and Excellent ratings at the GMEA Concert Band Festival.
2005-2006: Superior and excellent ratings at GMEA concert band festivals.
2006-2007: Received Superior and Excellent ratings at the Chiefland Invitational Marching Band Competition, winning 2nd place in Class AA and 3rd place overall in the competition. They received Superior ratings at the GMEA Concert Band Festival. That spring they received Superior rating for Jazz Ensemble on the Music Festivals Bahamas Cruise Competition, and also received awards for outstanding saxophone and rhythm sections. Overall, the Jazz Band was named "Grand Champion" of all combined cruise competitions later on.
2007-2008: Exhibition performance at Valdosta State University football game. Received Superior and Excellent ratings at the West Port Marching Band Competition in Florida. At the marching competition, they received best class in woodwinds, brass, auxiliary, and percussion. They received first place in Class AA, fifth place overall. They received Excellent ratings at GMEA concert band festival.
2008-2009: Superior ratings at GMEA concert band festivals.
2009-2010: Hosted Marching Band Festival at Dan Jardine Stadium and received an overall Superior.
2010-2011: Marching Band Festival at Bear Stadium in Pierce County and received All Superior. Fourth Overall.
The sound of the group varies from soulful jazz to contemporary standards. The Jazz Band is under the Direction of Steve Myers.
Spring 2010:The Jazz Band performed in Orlando. Together the CHS Show Choir, Concert Choir and Jazz Band all received Superior ratings at Festival, garnering them the Sweepstakes Trophy.
Chorus and Show Choir are under the direction of Tania Myers.
Show Choirs perform over 40 times a year at various community, church, and school functions.
- Willis Crockett, football player
- Adrian Grady, football player
- Tyreek Hill sprinter and NFL Football player
- Riccardo Ingram, former professional baseball player (Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins)
- Jennifer Nettles, musician, member of Sugarland
- Jamie Newton, Survivor: Guatemala contestant
- Garrett Scott, football player
- Trevis Simpson, professional basketball player
- Greg Walker, former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles); hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves
- Administration. Coffee High School. Retrieved on 2012-08-18.
- "Coffee County High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
- "SPORTS ACROSS GEORGIA". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2001-05-13. p. D2.
Coffee High's divisive search for a new football head ends with return of its winningest coach.
- WALB TV-10
- Terry Dickson (2004-08-08). "Where Coffee County boys become men". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2004-12-07.
- Georgia general Assembly
- "Greg Walker 29". Chicago White Sox. Retrieved 2008-02-27.