Coffee High School

Coffee High School
Coffee High School
159 Trojan Way
Douglas, Georgia

 United States
Coordinates 31°33′10″N 82°51′41″W / 31.552706°N 82.861358°W / 31.552706; -82.861358Coordinates: 31°33′10″N 82°51′41″W / 31.552706°N 82.861358°W / 31.552706; -82.861358
Type Public
School district Coffee County School District
Principal Dr. Greg Tanner[1]
Faculty 126.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 10 to 12
Enrollment 2,042[2]  (2010)
Student to teacher ratio 16.2[2]
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Mascot Trojan
Team name Coffee High School Trojans

Coffee High School is a public high school located in Douglas, Georgia. The school mascot is the Trojan.


Activities and clubs

  • Anchor Club,
  • Art Club,
  • 4-H,
  • FCCLA,
  • Marching Band,
  • Debate Team,
  • Drama Club,
  • Epiphany,
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
  • FFA,
  • Future Business Leaders of America,
  • Future Georgia Educators,
  • Health Occupation Students of America,
  • Inter-Club Council,
  • Invisible Children Connection,
  • Jazz Band,
  • Key Club,
  • Leo Club,
  • Matrix,
  • National Art Honor Society,
  • National Honor Society,
  • Navy JROTC,
  • Science Club,
  • Show Choir,
  • Step Team,
  • Student Council AKA StuCo,
  • Technology Students Association,
  • The Chariot,
  • The Lance,
  • Vocational Opportunities of America Club,
  • Y Club, and
  • FDA.

School sports

Coffee High School has the following sports teams:


In 2001, the school concluded a divisive search for a new football coach which ended in the return of Bonwell Royal.[3] Royal retired in 2005,[4] and the state legislature passed House Resolution 306 to commend him for his 34 year career, 26 of which were with Coffee High School.[5] Specifically mentioned in the resolution was the 2002 Region 1-AAAAA Championship.[6]

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. [1] They lost in the second round to Stephenson High School. [2]

In 2007, the Trojans returned to the playoffs with an 8-2 record. [3] They once again lost in the second round. [4]

In 2008, under new Head Coach Ken Eldridge, the Trojans finished with a 7-3 record, barely qualifying for the State Playoffs. [5] In the first round of the Playoffs, they traveled to Stone Mountain, Georgia to play Stephenson High School, the team responsible for knocking the Trojans out of the playoffs in 2006. [6] This time, the Trojans were victorious, winning in overtime. [7] They went on to lose in the third round, surpassing their achievements in the past two years. [8]

Jardine Stadium

Named in honor of Dan A. Jardine, Jardine Stadium is the home of the Coffee High football Trojans. Jardine Stadium was renovated in 2009 to include a new home seating section, ticket booths, artificial turf, renovated restrooms and concessions, and additional end-zone seating for the Coffee High Trojan Marching Band.


Coffee High also is home to the Coffee High School marching band which is under the direction of Steve Myers and assisted by Jeremy Johnson, Davis S. Moorer, Zach Williams, and the auxiliary coach Julie Johnson (whom is married to assistant director Jeremy Johnson). Steve Myers' wife Tania Myers has also helped out with the band in previous years and is currently the chorus teacher for Coffee High School. Since Steve Myers took over as Head director from John O'Brien in 2005, he has led the successful half time shows: James Bond (2005), Styx (2006), Changing Lanes (2007), Motown (2008), Guitar Hero (2009), I Love The 80's (2010).

Band accomplishments under 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, placing 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 where they also received awards for outstanding saxophone and rhythm sections. Overall, the Jazz Band was named "Grand Champion" of all combines 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.

Jazz Band

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 the Jazz Band all received Superior ratings at Festival, garnering them the Sweepstakes Trophy.


Chorus are Show Choir are performed under the direction of Tania Myers. Myers, who has been in charge of the Show Choir, Concert Choir, and Beginning Choir classes at CHS for 14 years, teaches all her students to read music when they start out in the beginning class.

The students in Mrs. Tania Myers’ Show Choir perform over 40 times a year at various community, church, and school functions.

Many of the students say Show Choir has taught them responsibility. Because of budget cuts in the school system the students have to pay for the bus and bus driver when they sing outside of school, even if they sing at other schools in the system. They also have to pay for their own costumes.

What We Do

2009-2010:The choir recently incorporated “mash-ups” adopted from the television show “Glee” and songs from the popular “High School Musical” series in addition to their repertoire of standards, 70s and 80s rock classics, inspirational melodies, and patriotic tunes.

The group’s choreography is designed by Zach Williams, Coffee High Band assistant director and a former choir student of Mrs. Myers who returned to the classroom to work with her and to sing with the students.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Administration. Coffee High School. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ a b c "Coffee County High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  3. ^ "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." 
  4. ^ WALB TV-10
  5. ^ Terry Dickson (2004-08-08). "Where Coffee County boys become men". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2004-12-07. 
  6. ^ Georgia general Assembly
  7. ^ "Greg Walker 29". Chicago White Sox. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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