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Scott Wilkins Returns as Football Coach to Cedar Shoals High School

Coach Wilkins was at Cedar from 1990 to 2008.

Scott Wilkins has been a STAR teacher as well as a coach.
Scott Wilkins has been a STAR teacher as well as a coach.
By Anisa Sullivan Jimenez

Former Cedar Shoals High School football coach Scott Wilkins is prepping for his homecoming to the school, as he will be returning to the post he held from 1990-2008. A former GACA (Georgia Athletic Coaches Association) Region 8-AAA Coach of the Year, he will began at Cedar Shoals in July. 

“Coach Scott Wilkins is an outstanding football coach who will restart his legacy here at Cedar Shoals High School,” said principal Tony Price. “While he has been highly successful on the field, his care and concern for his students off the field is truly remarkable.” 

While at Cedar Shoals, he was named STAR Teacher and taught in the social studies department. As head football coach and assistant athletic director, the Jags made 10 playoff appearances in 14 years, were the 1995 state runner-ups, won the 2002 region championship and 2006 sub-region championship. He has taught in the humanities department and served as assistant football coach at Athens Academy since 2008. Notably, Waters-Wilkins Stadium at Cedar Shoals High School is named in his honor. 

“I am very excited to be returning to Cedar Shoals as head football coach,” said Wilkins. “I look forward to rebuilding a football program that reflects the long standing tradition of Jaguar success. It is a privilege and an honor to once again be a member of the Cedar Shoals community.”  

Wilkins earned a B.S. from Wofford College, and a M.Ed. from Georgia State University. While at Wofford College, he was on a full football scholarship for three years, started 33 consecutive games and was named an NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Honorable Mention All-American.

“As an athletic director I am thrilled to have Coach Wilkins on board. I believe his presence will not only re-energize our football program, but will also transcend across the total athletic program,” said Roger Edmonds.


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