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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.

 

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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.

 
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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.

Although they didn't earn many wins on the field, both coaches left a mark on the young men they influenced during their years at the helm.

 
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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 went 9-2, losing (13-7) in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual state champion Parkview High.

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.

 

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2006-PRESENT

Coach Shane Queen (11 seasons, 77 wins)

Coach Shane Queen became North Cobb's seventh Head Coach in 2006. He has the 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 eight of his eleven seasons as Head Coach (including a school-record six-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 113-75, making him the winningest active coach in Cobb County.

WARRIOR LEGENDS

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

Mark Fletcher HS All-American / Georgia Bulldogs

Mark Fletcher
HS All-American / Georgia Bulldogs

Troy Gray Central Florida Knights

Troy Gray
Central Florida Knights

Kyle Bissinger UAB Blazers / New England Patriots

Kyle Bissinger
UAB Blazers / New England Patriots

Latrell Gibbs Appalachian State Mountaineers

Latrell Gibbs
Appalachian State Mountaineers

Calvin Middleton Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Calvin Middleton
Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Matt Roark Kentucky Wildcats

Matt Roark
Kentucky Wildcats

Xavier Borishade Chattanooga Mocs

Xavier Borishade
Chattanooga Mocs

Tyler Queen Auburn Tigers

Tyler Queen
Auburn Tigers

Chandler Wooten UA All-American / Auburn Tigers

Chandler Wooten
UA All-American / Auburn Tigers

WINS & RIVALRIES

 

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CIVIL WAR CLASSIC
(KENNESAW MOUNTAIN)

Games: 15 (started in 2002)
Records: North Cobb (13) vs Kennesaw Mountain (2)
Trophy: The Big Cannon
Current Holder: North Cobb (8 straight)

 

CARRABA'S CUP
(NORTH PAULDING)

Games: 3 (started in 2014)
Records: North Cobb (2) vs North Paulding (1)
Trophy: Carraba's Cup
Current Holder: North Cobb