Toombs County High School

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Toombs County High School
Toombs County High School logo.jpg
500 Bulldog Road
Lyons, Georgia 30436
United States
Coordinates 32°11′20″N 82°20′14″W / 32.188901°N 82.337185°W / 32.188901; -82.337185Coordinates: 32°11′20″N 82°20′14″W / 32.188901°N 82.337185°W / 32.188901; -82.337185
School type Public high school
Motto “Imagine, Believe, Achieve”
Denomination Toombs County School District
Established 1987
School district Toombs County Schools
Superintendent Richard Smith
Administrator Melanie McLemore
Grades 912
Gender Co-ed
Hours in school day 7:50 - 3:07
School color(s) Red, white, and navy
Slogan "Great Schools, Great Futures"
Fight song Glory, Glory
Sports Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball (girls'), tennis, cross country, track and field, swimming, golf, wrestling, competition cheer
Mascot Bulldogs
Rival Vidalia Comprehensive High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper The Bulldog Bark
Yearbook The Mastiff
Feeder schools Toombs County Middle School
FBLA President Eduardo Delgado
FCCLA President Layne Culberson
FFA President Stormy Knight
TSA President Barren Mosely

Toombs County High School is a public high school located in Lyons, Georgia, United States. The school is part of the Toombs County School District, which serves Toombs County, Georgia.


Toombs County High School's sports teams are known as the Bulldogs. This nickname was adopted from Lyons High School, which was combined with Toombs Central School in 1987 to form Toombs County High School. The Lyons High School colors were changed from red, white, and black to red, white, and navy, to represent Toombs Central School, whose colors were yellow and navy.

The Bulldogs compete in the Georgia High School Association's class AA in region 2AA. They are competitive in all sports but have historically been more competitive in football, baseball, and wrestling. Toombs County plays Vidalia High School each year in Toombs-Vidalia Week, a week filled with spirit leading up to the big game. Vidalia is the Bulldogs' most competitive rival.

Toombs County has won one state championship in school history, which was in baseball in 1996.


The Toombs County Bulldogs football team has won five region titles since its inception in 1987. The Bulldogs have an all time record of 149–115–0. Toombs County has won five region championships. The current head coach of the Toombs County Bulldogs is Richie Marsh. From 2005–2012 Marsh coached the Thomasville Bulldogs. In his eight seasons at Thomasville, he led his team to the AA GHSA State Playoffs seven times, making the Elite 8 twice and the second round twice. He has also won five high school state weightlifting championships in Florida and Georgia.

Booster Stadium[edit]

Toombs County plays in Booster Stadium, locally known as "The Pit" due to it being dug into the ground rather than being on ground level like most high school stadiums. Booster Stadium also has a tunnel that connects the rear parking lot with the playing surface, which is rare among high school stadiums. It is known as a tough place to play due to the high level of crowd noise and its hard, unforgiving playing surface. Toombs County Board of Education officials have toyed with the idea of renovating the stadium over the past few years. Renovations would include new home stands where the visitor stands are currently located and a new field house.

Redcoat Marching Band[edit]

The Redcoat Marching Band, formerly known as the "Dixie Redcoats", is the official marching band of Toombs County High School. The current Director is Mr. Noah Bullard.

Notable alumni[edit]

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