Officials at Winder-Barrow High School have turned to Heath Webb to try and reverse the recent misfortunes of its football program.
Webb, who was officially approved by the Barrow County Board of Education Tuesday night, is a former head coach at North Paulding High School where he was the first coach in program history.
He most recently served as the quarterbacks coach at perennial playoff contender Peachtree Ridge High School. During the 2013 season, Peachtree Ridge advanced to the second round of the AAAAAA state playoffs. Webb helped the team set 21 single game records and 22 single season records.
After serving as head coach at North Paulding from 2007-2011, Webb was the receivers coach at Flowery Branch High School for the 2012 season when the Falcons went 8-0 in region play and advanced to the state playoffs.
Webb grew up in Habersham County where he played football for the Raiders. He also played at the next level for Presbyterian College. He began his coaching career at his high school alma mater before being named the offensive coordinator at Milton High School. Later he was the associate head coach/offensive coordinator at Lumpkin County High School before getting his first head coaching opportunity at North Paulding.
At North Paulding, Webb’s first team went 2-8 with only freshman and sophomores playing a varsity schedule in 2008. The following season the team improved to 5-5 despite still not having any seniors. In 2010, the team was 6-4 in its first season of region play.
Webb said he will use an up-tempo offense, snapping the football as soon as possible.
WBHS principal Al Darby and athletic director Rob McFerrin conducted the search. Webb was introduced to the WBHS Touchdown Club following his approval by the BOE Tuesday night.
Webb replaces David Wagner, who went 3-37 in four years as head coach. Since 1994, the Bulldoggs have reached the postseason only once.