Bainbridge Offensive Coordinator finds new job

Published 6:13 pm Friday, March 17, 2017

Bainbridge offensive coordinator Scott Roberts will be the head coach at Swainsboro High School starting this fall season.

Roberts was head coach for the Tigers from 2008-09, leading the team to a 10-2 record his second season and a second round playoff trip.

Roberts came to Bainbridge in 2013 as offensive coordinator on coach Jeff Littleton’s staff. He helped coach Bainbridge’s 2015 team to the best season in the program’s history, where the Bearcats went 13-1 with a Region Championship.

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“It has been an awesome opportunity for me,” Roberts said about coaching the Bearcats. “I am so appreciative of Coach Littleton and Mr. (Tommie) Howell and the board and the community for the support I have gotten here.

Roberts said he was proud of the program he and the other coaches have built at Bainbridge, calling the experience “wonderful” and praising the kids that have played the past four years.

Roberts said he would look back on the 2015 season as one of the highlights of his career.

“That was one of those fun times in your career that you will always remember,” Roberts said.

Littleton said Bainbridge was fortunate to have a coach like Roberts, who helped develop multiple quarterbacks and design a high-scoring pistol offense.

“He has done some great things here helping us achieve some great things for our program,” Littleton said. “We appreciate all his efforts. We are really proud we are able to hopefully have a small part in his career and helping him get a head coaching job.”

Last season, Swainsboro went 4-7 (4-3 Region 2-AA) and lost to Jefferson County in the first round of the State Playoffs. Roberts acknowledged the last few of years have been rocky for the Tigers, but looks forward to the challenge of turning the program around.

“They’ve struggled a little bit the last several years, and I decided to go about that challenge,” Roberts said. “We have a lot of things to work on to roll in the right direction. They have a community that loves football, loves athletics. There is lots of support in that community.”

Roberts replaces coach Mark Stroud.