After accepting a newly created position in Cass’s athletic department, he was 19-41 in his time leading the program.
In steps, former UGA lineman Steve Gates will pave the way forward for the Colonels. He will be the 18th head coach in Cass’s history. This job is also his first as a varsity head coach after spending time on Kell High School’s staff as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, academic advisor and other duties.
CHS will remain in region 7-5A after reclassification but with some new tough guys to replace the tough guys that moved out of the region. They will now have their county neighbors Woodland and Cartersville in the region, along with Blessed Trinity and Calhoun.
The cupboard isn’t bare for coach Gates. He has some big talent coming back in seniors Zay Jackson, David Gbadie, Kaleb Speights, and Isai Romero.
The Cass High School Brass is interested in seeing where the new era of Colonel football takes them in 2020 and beyond.