The Creekview High School Grizzly football program is under new management, with the unanimous vote tonight by the Cherokee County School Board to hire Trevor Williams as head coach.
Coach Williams most recently served at South Forsyth High School as its football team’s defensive coordinator and as a Special Education specialist and credit recovery program co-director. A Cherokee County native, Coach Williams graduated from Sequoyah High School.
“Creekview is a special place,” Coach Williams said. “I want to continue to build on the foundation that has been set for the program and provide leadership and stability now and in the future.”
Principal Dr. Mark Merges said Coach Williams brings the right balance of teaching and coaching experience, connection to the county and care for the community and all students.
“Williams has deep ties to this community and will actively engage all stakeholders in the Creekview football program, encouraging athletes, parents and the community to be involved,” Dr. Merges said.
While coaching at South Forsyth, Coach Williams helped lead the 2018 football team to its third straight season of undefeated play at home and the fifth consecutive year of playoff eligibility. In 2017, South Forsyth won its second Region Championship in three years. Coach Williams, who holds strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, previously served as Forsyth Central High School’s football offensive coordinator with great success, and has coached baseball, lacrosse, and track and field.
“I think Trevor is the right fit for our community and our players,” Creekview HS Athletic Director Chuck Wilson said. “The Creekview family is excited to welcome Coach Williams as a Creekview Grizzly.”
A physical education, health and Special Education teacher, Coach Williams earned his bachelor of science degree in PE and health from Kennesaw State University and a master’s in education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Austin and Grayson.
“I believe that football teaches young people so many lessons on leadership, adversity, teamwork, and sacrifice,” Coach Williams said. “Creekview has a unique combination of elite people, facilities, support, and young people who want to be successful. I look forward to leading this program into the future.”