Bryan County High School announced today that Abram Scott will be its next football coach. Scott currently is assistant principal at Bryan County Middle School and will continue in those duties, according to a press release from the school.
Scott replaces Mario Mincey, who coached the Redskins this past season on an interim basis. Mincey, who also is the girls' basketball coach and a long-time assistant football coach at Bryan County, accepted the job for 2017 last May. Mincey was hired after Tony Glazer, the defensive coordinator at Liberty County, had been hired last April but chose not to take the position a few weeks later.
Glazer, in turn, was hired when former Redskins coach Mark Wilson, who coached at Bryan County from 2010 to 2014, accepted the job last March but changed his mind in April.
"After our coaching search, it became apparent that Mr. Scott was the right man for the needs of Bryan County High School football," Principal David Tucker said in a prepared statement. "His energy is contagious, his football background is strong, and most importantly he is a man of integrity and character. We are excited about the future of BCHS football."
Mincey had said after the 2017 season, during which the Redskins went 0-9 overall and 0-7 in Region 2-AA, that he was not sure if he would remain as head coach in 2018 as he had only taken the job with the interim title for 2017.
Scott played football as a defensive back at Western Carolina University from 2007 to 2010 and was a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Southern under former Eagles coach Jeff Monken, according to the press release. He has also served as an assistant principal at Richmond Hill High School and was an assistant coach for the Wildcats.
"Abram was one of the most energetic, on-the-field coaches I have ever seen," Richmond Hill coach Matt LeZotte said in the statement. "The excitement and intensity he brought to the RHHS football program was off the charts. He will do great things for Bryan County High School."
Bryan County Athletic Director Keith Wright said Scott has the "passion, commitment and football knowledge" to move the program forward.
"Abram will work closely with all BCHS coaches, teachers and administrative staff to give all student-athletes he coaches an opportunity to be successful," Wright said, according to the press release.
BCHS will host a "meet the coach" event from 5-6 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the cafeteria prior to the Redskins' home basketball games against Jeff Davis, the press release said.