| Bill Bonds, a native of Moncks Corner, SC, graduated from Lander University in
1981. His Head Coaching career starting in Johnson
County in 1992. In his two years in Wrightsville the Trojans won
two region championships, had there first undefeated regular season in history
and played in the Class A State Championship.
After spending two years in Wrightsville he then headed to Cochran, Georgia.
He served as offensive coordinator at Middle Georgia College for one year
before returning to Hart County and the high schools ranks. While at MGC
the team went 7-3. Bill was an assistant at Hart County from
1986-1991. As head coach at Hart County for three years Bill led the
Bulldogs to a 26-9 record and two region championships. Bill then
returned to Johnson County in 1998. In his nine years back with the
Trojans Bill has led the Trojans to three more region championships, four trips to the State Quarterfinals
and one trip to the semifinals and the Georgia Dome.
Coach Bonds has received many personal accolades in his years of teaching and
coaching. He was named Class A Coach of the
Year in 1992 and has been named Heart of Georgia Coach of the Year three
times. He has also been named Johnson County High Teacher of the Year
and in 2000 he was named National High School Coach of the Year. Bill
has coached over 50 players who have received college football scholarships.
Among these are Ben Leard, Cory Phillips and Titus
Johnson. Ben was the starting quarterback at Auburn University and was
named 1st Team All-SEC QB. Cory was the starting quarterback
for the University of Georgia for several years. Titus was the starting
wide receiver for two National Championship teams at Georgia Southern.
Bill has also coached several Johnson County Trojans who have also gone on to
play college football. Among these are Marchello
Graddy (Air Force), Russ Tanner (Georgia),
Terron Pullen (Georgia Tech), Chris Dickerson (Georgia
Southern), Chris Outlaw (William and Mary), Richard Moore (James Madison), Michael
Jackson (Florida), Reggie Chavis (Western Carolina), Devin Cannon (Southeast Louisiana), Jeremy Martin (Georgia Southern)
and Brad Jefferson (Georgia Tech).
died on April 19, 2009 after an extended illness.