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HISTORY

 

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1950-1967

Coach Albert Matthews (18 seasons, 72 wins)

Coach Albert Matthews was the first Head Football Coach at North Cobb High School. When Acworth High became North Cobb High School, he continued as head coach and teacher through 1967. He lead two teams (1957, 1959) to the state championship game during his 17 year coaching career.

In 1993, the football field at North Cobb was named "Albert Matthews Field" in his honor. In 2006, he was among the first class to be inducted into the North Cobb Athletic Hall of Fame.

1968-1973

Coach Emory Sewell (6 seasons, 27 wins)

Coach Emory Sewell was hired in 1956 as an Assistant Coach on Coach Albert Matthews' staff at Acworth High. When Coach Matthews retired, Sewell became the second Head Coach in school history. He spent six seasons as Head Coach before stepping down to become an Assistant Principal at the school.

Sewell's teams were noted for hard-nosed defense and a conservative offense that minimized mistakes. In 1985, the stadium at North Cobb was named "Emory Sewell Stadium" in his honor.

1974-1985

Coach Roscoe Carden (12 seasons, 79 wins)

Coach Roscoe Carden became the third Head Coach in school history when he took over prior to the 1974 season. Coach Carden never had a losing season at North Cobb. He guided the 1979 Warriors to an undefeated regular season. Powered by a dominating defense that didn't allow more than 14 points all season, the Warriors won their region semifinal and final games to advance to the state quarterfinals. They lost by seven points (14-7) to eventual state champion Clarke Central.

 
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1986-1995

Coach Robert Lassiter (3 seasons, 10 wins)
& Coach John Allison (7 seasons, 31 wins)

Coach Lassiter and Coach Allen (pictured above) led the Warriors for ten seasons. They were the fourth and fifth Head Coaches, respectively, in program history.

both coaches left a mark on the young men they influenced during their years at the helm.

 

1996-2005

Coach Bob Clark (10 seasons, 51 wins)

Coach Bob Clark became the sixth Head Coach in school history prior to the 1996 season. A long-time Assistant Coach at the school, Coach Clark quickly got the program back on track. His 1997 team was widely-considered one of the best in the state. The Warriors Defense allowed less than 7 points a game and went 9-2, falling (13-7) in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual state champs, Parkview.

Coach Clark's 2002 team also had a special season. After two season-opening losses, the Warriors reeled off 8 consecutive wins before losing (34-15) in the first round of the playoffs to their familiar foes; and eventual state champions, Parkview.

In 2010, he was inducted into the North Cobb High School Athletics Hall of Fame and still regularly attends games at Emory Sewell Stadium.

2006-PRESENT

Coach Shane Queen (12 seasons, 83 wins)

Coach Shane Queen became North Cobb's seventh Head Coach in 2006. He has the most wins, longest tenure and highest winning percentage of any Head Coach in school history. Under Coach Queen's leadership North Cobb has become recognized as one of the premier football programs in the state. The Warriors have made the playoffs in nine of his twelve seasons as Head Coach (including a school-record seven-straight).

Recently recognized as the Region 3-AAAAAAA Coach of the Year, Coach Queen is regarded by players and by peers as one of the best high school coaches in the state.

His career record is 119-80, making him the winningest active coach in Cobb County.

WARRIOR LEGENDS

  Mike Fredenburg   University of Georgia/ Tennessee State

Mike Fredenburg

University of Georgia/ Tennessee State

  Mark Fletcher   PARADE ALL-AMERICAN  / University of Georgia

Mark Fletcher
PARADE ALL-AMERICAN / University of Georgia

  Darren Waller  Georgia Tech / Baltimore Ravens

Darren Waller
Georgia Tech / Baltimore Ravens

  Eric Norwood  South Carolina / Carolina Panthers

Eric Norwood
South Carolina / Carolina Panthers

  Derek Lott  Chattanooga / Tampa Bay Bucs

Derek Lott
Chattanooga / Tampa Bay Bucs

  Troy Gray  Central Florida Knights

Troy Gray
Central Florida Knights

  Kyle Bissinger  UAB Blazers / New England Patriots

Kyle Bissinger
UAB Blazers / New England Patriots

  Calvin Middleton  Jacksonville State Gamecocks/ St Louis Rams

Calvin Middleton
Jacksonville State Gamecocks/ St Louis Rams

  Chandler Wooten  UA All-American / Auburn Tigers

Chandler Wooten
UA All-American / Auburn Tigers

  Latrell Gibbs  Appalachian State Mountaineers

Latrell Gibbs
Appalachian State Mountaineers

  Bryan Presume   Southern Illinois

Bryan Presume

Southern Illinois

  Matt Roark  Kentucky Wildcats

Matt Roark
Kentucky Wildcats

  DJ Render   Kansas State

DJ Render

Kansas State

  Xavier Borishade  Chattanooga Mocs

Xavier Borishade
Chattanooga Mocs

  Tyler Queen  Auburn University  /  West Georgia

Tyler Queen
Auburn University / West Georgia

  Dante Sawyer    Morehead State

Dante Sawyer

Morehead State

  Freddie Pesqueria   Georgia Southern -2x All American and National Champion

Freddie Pesqueria

Georgia Southern -2x All American and National Champion

 

WINS & RIVALRIES

 

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CIVIL WAR CLASSIC

Since 2002

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN


North Cobb 14-2

Trophy: The Big Cannon

Current Holder: North Cobb (9 straight)

CARRABA'S CUP

Since 2014

NORTH PAULDING


North Cobb 2-2

Trophy: Carraba's Cup

Current Holder: North Cobb