In a special called meeting on Monday afternoon, the Gilmer County Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the hiring of Kevin Saunders as the new head coach of the Gilmer Bobcats.
Saunders coached previously at Pebblebrook High School in Cobb County, where he was at the helm for 4 years. During his stint with the Falcons Saunders had 20 wins and 3 straight playoff appearances in the 7-A classification. With over 30 years of being on the sidelines, Coach Saunders has compiled a 158-84-2 record with schools from Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia including a Virginia State Championship in 2011. Kevin Saunders is dedicated to off-season conditioning to keep his players ready to compete in the fall. On the offensive side of the ball, he has run both the Spread and the Wing-T with the defense maintaining a 3-5 scheme.
In the interview below, Saunders said he will play the best players in each position and looks forward to meeting the Bobcat players on Tuesday the 18th of December. Congratulations Coach on becoming the new Head Coach of the 2019 Gilmer Bobcats!
With the Holidays in full swing and everyone preparing for Christmas, the students in Construction class at Gilmer High School are giving not only from their hearts but also with their hands. The class is overseen by Dennis Wilson and together with Sleep In Heavenly Peace they will be providing 10 sets of bunk beds(20 individual beds) to children in need in our area.
After receiving an email from a friend in South Ga. stating that he was apart of a group building these beds for shpbeds.org to be given to the children affected by the hurricane, Wilson decided that he needed to play a roll in providing beds for the little ones in the area up here. In talking to the Gilmer Co. CTA, Wilson had the go-ahead to complete this project with the help of his students. Throughout the year Mr. Wilson’s classes have completed projects for Toys For Tots, Special Olympics, and Special Education need for the school. Several local businesses and Churches have been very supportive in either donating the supplies or money to assist with items needing to be purchased. Wilson said” Without the support of Lowe’s, 515 Lumber, Turniptown Baptist Church, Ace Hardware, Dan Chambers, John Morrow, Maria Nieves and all of the Administration of Gilmer High School we couldn’t have committed to this project.
Skip Sevier is the Chapter President for the local Sleep In Heavenly Peace was right in the middle of the students, helping and advising them in the process to ensure a safe bed for the recipients.. Located in Dawsonville, the local chapter is one of three in Georgia with the existence of 117 chapters in 38 other states. Sevier encouraged everyone to visit their webpage and become involved either a member or by donating so that they can continue to make sure that “No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town.” He continued with every bed is delivered with love to the families. Seeing the smiles on their faces is all the pay they receive. Everyone is a volunteer and dedicate the time needed to accomplish their mission. Thank you to the Gilmer High School Construction class and to Sleep In Heavenly Peace for the outstanding job they are doing in making sure every child is able to get off the floor and sleep in a real bed.
Gilmer High School had the opportunity to witness a historical day on Friday as Senior Sarah Mosley put pen to paper in the signing of her National Letter of Intent and play softball for the University of Georgia.
Mosley, as her family, is a born and bred Gilmer resident. She has dedicated her entire life to playing the game of softball since an early age and has excelled at every level. Coach John Stewart started coaching Mosley at age 10 and has continued to this day. Coach Stewart stated that just one example of Sarah facing adversity in her life was that UGA almost refused to give her an offer for a scholarship. At a huge tournament in Colorado, a coach of UGA made the comment that they didn’t think that Mosley could hit at the college level. With a little unbelief, Coach Stewart ask for them to keep watching Sarah. Mosley proceeded to hit a home run off the #1 team in the nation. The UGA offer was re-examined and the offer was made.
Another adverse that Sarah has had to face head-on was the passing of her father in August of the 2017 season. It was both Sarah’s and her father’s desire for her to play college softball at her favorite university. Mosely made the comment at an early age ” I’m going to play at the University of Georgia” and today it came to fruition. With friends, family, and fellow teammates, Sarah Mosley stepped to the table with pen in hand to finalize her childhood dream. As a shortstop for the Gilmer Lady Cats, #33 was a four-year starter and has several accolades. to her credit. In Mosley’s freshman year she earned 1st Team All-Region honors as a part of the GHSA Sweet 16 team in the State Playoffs. Mosley also was 1st Team All-Region in her senior year as well. Sarah’s junior year was a part of the Georgia All-State Team and voted the 6AAAA Player of the Year by the coaches in the region.
Making the decision to play for the Lady Bulldogs and wear the red and black was an easy one even with some very good schools showing interest. To name a few, North Carolina, LSU and Georgia Tech were vying to get Sarah in their programs to no avail. Mosley wasn’t going anywhere once the UGA offer came through. Congratulations to Sarah Mosley on her NLI signing and the advancement of both her education and softball career at a D1 school. This scholarship is the first for a Gilmer Lady Cat to an SEC or ACC school since 1978. A Historical day and the beginning of a well-deserved future for a hard working young lady.
The Gilmer Cheerleaders are in final preparation for cheering on their Bobcats on Friday night and also for the competitions in the Fall of 2018(see schedule Below). The football cheerleaders hit the sidelines to fire up the fans on Friday, August 10th as Gilmer host Murray in the final football scrimmage before the regular season and the competition side gets started in early September.
These young athletes are ready to tumble and flip their way to a GHSA State Competition at the end of the season.
Tonight we highlight the Seniors of the Gilmer Bobcats football team. BKP and Coach Wingard recap the season and congratulate the Seniors for all of their effort throughout the season.
BKP sits down with Gilmer’s Head Coach Casey Wingard, O-Line Coach Taylor, and four of the Gilmer Bobcats to discuss Friday night football.
Coach Wingard and Coach Flowers sit down with BKP to discuss the game against Southeast Whitfield.
Gilmer Bobcats Head Coach Casey Wingard joins us to discuss the Pickens game and look ahead to the bye week.
Head Coach Casey Wingard joins us to discuss the Heritage game and look ahead to the Pickens game!
Head Coach Casey Wingard and the running back coach to discuss last Friday’s game. They also discuss the plan of attack on this week’s game. As always we would like to thank Circuit World of Ellijay for letting us film this show in their show room. Also, a huge thank you to Shane’s Rib Shack in Ellijay for always providing the coaches and players on the show with a meal. Come out this Friday and support your Gilmer Bobcats on their home turf. Kick off starts at 7:30 PM.
Gilmer coaches and lead players meet with #BKP from FYNTV.COM to discuss the previous week’s game and strategy for next week!
For the season opener, BKP sits down with Coach Wingard and Defensive Coach Flowers to discuss the first game for the Bobcats. It was a tough loss for them against Fannin last week, but everyone is keeping their heads up for the next game this upcoming Friday. We would like to thank Circuit World in Ellijay for letting us broadcast from their location. Also, we would like to thank Shane’s Rib Shack for providing the meals for the coaches and players on the show. Tune in TUESDAY at 7PM next week for another “Turf Talk” on FYNTV.COM!
Gilmer High School officially wrapped up the 2015-16 school year by holding its graduation ceremony earlier tonight at the GHS Gymnasium.
Follow the link below to find pictures from tonight’s commencement:
Congratulations to all the 2016 GHS seniors on their accomplishment. The future is bright!