Winder-Barrow High School football coach Heath Webb has announced the addition of two assistants to his initial Bulldogg coaching staff.
Webb said Chris Davis and Paul Hoch have been officially approved by the Barrow County Board of Education and are now working the WBHS program. Davis spent the last two years as the head coach at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, while Hoch, who has head coaching experiencing in Florida, will add knowledge to the defensive side of the football.
Davis will coach the inside wide receivers as well as being the team’s assistant head coach and strength coordinator.
“Coach Davis will have a lot on his plate for us,” Webb said. “He was also a head coach in South Florida before going to Cedar Shoals. It is tremendous for us to be able to bring his experience in. He will have a great influence on our kids. He is a great person to work with.”
Hoch most recently coached at Northview High School. He was an assistant at three schools for state championship coach Blair Armstrong including Peachtree Ridge, Banks County and North Forsyth.
“Coach Hoch knows what it takes to win,” Webb said. “I am excited to add his experience. He really has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to the defensive side of the football. He makes us better all the way around.”
Webb still has three slots to fill on his coaching staff and hopes they can be finalized soon.
“We are still involved in that process,” he said. “We are moving forward although at times it seems we are crawling along.”
The Bulldoggs began their summer program May 27 working in the weight room as well as agility work on the frield.
“The attitude has been good,” Webb said. “We can only work in helmets at this point. The players who finished spring are still with us and we are still adding a few more here and there. Some saw what we were doing in the spring game and decided to come out and give it a try.”
In terms of his coaching staff, Webb said he doesn’t mind bringing in assistants with previous head coaching experience. He values the knowledge that each one brings from directing their own program in the past.
“We are putting together as good of a staff as anyone in the region,” Webb said. “A head coach has to have talented assistants and that’s what we want.”