New Coaches

DCSS Welcomes Two New Head Football Coaches
Posted on 02/06/2019

The Douglas County School System is pleased to announce the appointment of two new head football coaches: Corey Jarvis at Lithia Springs High School and Kevin Whitley at New Manchester High School. The appointments were approved at the February 4, 2019, Board of Education work session. Both coaches will also teach physical education.

Coach Corey Jarvis, Lithia Springs High School

Lindsey and Jarvis

Coach Jarvis comes to Lithia Springs High School from Dooly County High School in Georgia where he spent three years as athletic director and coach for football and track. He led the football team to the GHSA playoffs in 2016, 2017, and 2018. As head coach in 2018, he led Dooly County to a 7-5 record and a spot in the 2018 GHSA Sweet 16. Prior to Dooly County, Mr. Jarvis coached at Mays High School in Atlanta and Duluth High School.

“I look forward to bringing excitement and wins to Lithia Springs High School,” said Coach Jarvis. “With discipline and hard work, the wins will come.”

Coach Jarvis played wide receiver for Albany State University. He looks forward to moving back to the Atlanta area where most of his family lives. He will start at Lithia Springs on February 25.

Coach Kevin Whitley, New Manchester High School

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Coach Whitley spent the last 10 years as head football coach and athletic director at Stockbridge High School in Henry County. He looks forward to bringing “stability and a winning spirit” to New Manchester. At Stockbridge, he accumulated 99 wins, 42 straight regular season wins, and five regional championships. Over 80 of his players continued on to play in college.

Coach Whitley played college football at Georgia Southern University from 1988-1991 and played professionally for four years in the NFL for the New England Patriots and later in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts. His position was defensive back.

Coach Whitley’s first day at New Manchester will be March 1.

Photos:
LSHS Principal Albert Lindsey and Coach Jarvis
NMHS Principal Tekmekia Gilchrist and Coach Whitley

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