Waggoner named Blue Devil Coach
Elbert County Board of Education members approved and then welcomed new Elbert County Blue Devil Football Coach Brad Waggoner Friday afternoon in a called meeting of the board.
Waggoner, who is coming to Elbert County from Trousdale County High School in Hartsville, Tennessee, was introduced at the board meeting.
Teaching and coaching for the past 21 years, a school board news release issued at the meeting said Waggoner has had notable experience at the high school and college coaching levels. Most recently he led Trousdale County to the 2018 Tennessee Class AA State Championship game. He has also served as the Associate Director of Player Personnel and Offensive Analyst for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket from 2014 through 2017.
Raised in Fayetteville, Waggoner attended Landmark Christian High School. He was a linebacker at Georgia Tech and a two-year letterman at Liberty University.
Waggoner was selected from a list of more than 60 applicants, according to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell. According to Bell, the list was originally cut to 18 and six were selected for interviews with a committee formed for the selection process.
According to Bell, Waggoner’s total salary will be $100,436.
That salary is derived from state base pay of $66,650, 12-month contract pay that pays an additional $15,786, a local supplement of $2,000 and a football supplement of $16,000.
Bell said Waggoner has a six-year college degree and that he is qualified in teaching special education. Bell also said Waggoner will serve as Head Football Coach and Director of Football Operations, and that he will also likely teach strength and conditioning and possibly a physical education course.
Waggoner is married to the former Mary Beth Housch and has a seven-year-old son, Brad Waggoner Jr.