Noland Leaving SCHS for Oconee Co. Football Job

It appears that Stephens County High School is in the market for a new head football coach.

The Athens Banner-Herald is reporting today that Monday night, the Oconee County, Georgia Board of Education approved the hire of Travis Noland as the new head football coach at Oconee County High School.

Noland has been at Stephens County High School since the 2005 season when he came to Toccoa from North Carolina.

In a post on the Oconee County football home page, Oconee County High School Principal Sheila Beckham says that Coach Noland is well-suited to lead Warrior football to the next level.

He has compiled a total record of 73-30 with the Indians over those nine seasons and made the playoffs in every season except 2009.

The Indians’ best record under Noland came in 2007, when the Indians went 11-1 and made it to the second round of the state playoffs.

Stephens County also went 11-2 in 2005 and made the state football quarterfinals under Noland.

Noland’s teams also made the second round of the state playoffs in 2006 and 2011.

This year, the Indians went 5-6 and lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Marist.