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Thomas DuBose Named as New EHS Head Football Coach

daf Thomas DuBose has been named as Head Football Coach at Emerald High School. DuBose has served as the defensive coordinator for Abbeville High School’s Varsity Football team since 2004. In 2007, DuBose was named Abbeville High School’s Athletic Director. During his 27 years in Abbeville County School District, DuBose has served as a teacher, coach, and athletic director.

DuBose has been very successful at Abbeville in his role as defensive coordinator and athletic director. The Panthers Varsity Football team has won six state championships and captured 11 region championships with him leading the defense. DuBose has been instrumental in developing strong athletic programs during his tenure as athletic director. DuBose is a four-time Region Athletic Director of the Year and has served as Region Athletic President for the last six years. Abbeville has won nine state championships with DuBose serving as Athletic Director.

DuBose earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Winthrop University.

DuBose and his wife Kimberly are the parents of Alex and Grace Ann.

“It is an honor to coach and shape the lives of young people on a daily basis,” DuBose stated. “Emerald High School has a rich tradition of competitiveness not only in football, but all athletics. It is a privilege to join the Vikings family as we continue to strive for excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. I look forward to being a part of the school and leading the Varsity Football program.”

“Coach DuBose is an outstanding coach and leader of young people on and off the field,” Dr. Steve Glenn said. “He is an effective communicator and motivator in dealing with diverse groups of student-athletes. His resume speaks for itself. DuBose has been very successful as a defensive coordinator and athletic director in Abbeville. He is passionate about seeing his student-athletes and coaches succeed on the playing field but most importantly in life.”  

EHS Athletic Director Tim McMahon stated, “Coach DuBose has proven to be a leader as a coach and athletic director in Abbeville. His knowledge and experience as a coordinator will be an added bonus for our school and athletic program. We are confident that Coach DuBose will continue the excellent program we have established here at Emerald.”