The Worth County Board of Education announced Thursday night that Camden County Assistant Coach Jason Tone was chosen from the previously released eight finalists to serve as Rams Football Head Coach. This and more below:
Jason Tone has assisted in coaching for at least four seasons with the Camden County High School Wildcats football program.
He graduated from Lowndes High School in 1998, and is a 2003 graduate of Valdosta State University. He received his M.S. in Foundations of Education from Troy University in 2005, and his Ed. S. in Leadership and Administration from Cambridge College in 2007.
Tone wasted no time in beginning his coaching career, starting right out of high school serving as a community coach at Lowndes High School for five years while attending college. After graduating from VSU he was officially hired on the Vikings coaching staff. He continued there for another three years before moving to Jesup, GA and serving as the Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs coach at Wayne High School for the 2006-2007 football season.
His wife, Emily, worked as a P.E. teacher as well as softball coach at the same high school. The couple shares a daughter, Jordan. Coach Tone was visiting the school Friday, spending a great deal of time with Worth County Athletic Director Russ Beard. Apparently Tone spoke in the WCHS cafeteria this morning to students interested in participating in the 2013 Rams football season. He reportedly played high school football in Lowndes under Coach Milt Miller who coached 15 years in Worth County before coaching the Vikings.
Welcome Coach Tone and family!
SOURCE (photo & info): Camden County Schools
Worth County High School Names Head Football Coach (Worth Schools Press Release)
Sylvester, Georgia-February 15, 2013-Camden County assistant football coach Jason Tone will take over as Worth County High Schools Head Football Coach. Tone was hired by the Worth County Board of Education at its monthly meeting Thursday night.
Coach Tone graduated in 1998 from Lowndes High School, and is a 2003 graduate of Valdosta State University. He then received his M.S. in Foundations of Education from Troy University in 2005, and his Ed.S. in Leadership and Administration from Cambridge College in 2007.
Tone started his coaching career at Lowndes High School as a community coach for five years, and in 2003 they added him to their coaching staff where he remained for three years. He then served as the Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs coach at Wayne High School for the 2006-2007 season. In 2007 Tone joined the coaching staff in Camden County where he has presently coached until accepting the position at Worth County High School.
Coach Tone has a successful coaching career that includes 5 state championships, 42 playoff appearances, and numerous highlights. He has also served as an assistant track coach and assistant wrestling coach.
He has been married for 10 years to the former Emily Sutherland. They have a 4 year old daughter Jordan Tone and a 4 month old son named Isaac.
“I’m excited to start this new chapter in my life at Worth county, and can’t wait to get started,” stated Coach Tone.
Georgia State Games Celebrates 23rd Anniversary
State Championships to Begin This Spring
MARIETTA, GA – The Georgia State Games is proud to celebrate its 23rd year. As a non-profit organization, the Georgia State Games, also known as Georgia’s Grassroots Olympics, has promoted physical fitness among Georgians, while hosting championships in 50 sports, with 10,000 athletes competing each year, throughout the state since its inception in 1990.
As the season progresses, the dates and venues for the games are being secured. Registration for the events opens February 18, and the events will begin as early as April. The first championships offered are: Wrestling (April 27 & 28), Shooting – BB Gun (April 27) and Taekwondo (May 4).
The Georgia State Games is also proud to announce the addition of several new sports. This year, girl’s and adult men’s lacrosse will be new tournaments added to the mix. After having success with boy’s lacrosse, the Games made the decision to offer a girls tournament as well. Also, the Games wants to introduce their virtual triathlon, which includes cycling, 1K open water swimming and a 5K road race. Another sport the Games wants to introduce this year is jump rope. There are also opportunities to participate in the Run for Life at the end of July. All registrations can be completed online via our website, www.georgiagames.org.
Any Georgian can participate in these events, no matter age, ability level or location. In the past, participants have ranged in age from 3 to 87, and represented over 139 counties and 549 cities in Georgia. This year, the Games would like to expand their numbers to include all 159 counties in Georgia.
In order to register for this year’s events, please visit our website and click on the sport for which you choose to register. If you would rather volunteer or offer sponsorship than participate in these evemts, you are welcome to sign up on our website as well by choosing the volunteer/ sponsor button and following the instructions on the linked page.
These championships are made possible through the help of all our participants, volunteers and sponsors.
Georgia State Games
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