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Hollis Bethea
Head Coach

Hollis Bethea III – Head Coach 


Coach Bethea is serving in his 5th season as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Douglas County High School.  In his 1st season, Coach Bethea led the Tigers a 22-6 record, Sweet 16 state playoff appearance and to their first region championship in several years.  Coach Bethea has 16 years of coaching experience and served as a head coach for over seven years. In his four seasons as head coach at Douglas County, he has a record of 82-38 while seventeen basketball players have signed collegiate scholarships.  

Coach Bethea began his career in coaching and education at Westlake High in 1994 serving as an assistant boys coach. At Westlake High School in Atlanta, GA, he helped guide Westlake High School to two state basketball championships, seven region championships, three final fours and a historic record of 33-0. In 2002, Coach Bethea became the head men’s basketball coach for Banneker High in College Park, GA. While serving as head coach, he won three region championships, four straight state playoff appearances, No. 1 ranking in 2004 and one final four appearance in four years with a career record of 90-25. Additionally, Coach Bethea was named 2003 Atlanta Metro Coach of the year and three times as Region Coach of the year.  

In August 2006, Coach Bethea received a promotion and became an Assistant Principal at Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, GA.  After five years at Sandtown Middle School, Coach Bethea returned to Westlake High School in August 2011 to become the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Under his leadership, the athletic teams won five region championships and every athletic team earned a berth in the state playoffs. The girls’ track team won the AAAAAA state track championship and became nationally ranked.   

In 2013, Coach Bethea returned to coaching by becoming the head boys’ basketball coach at Douglas County High School in Douglasville, GA.  

Coach Bethea is native of Waycross, GA. Later, he attended Albany State University where he briefly played basketball and ran track.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.  

Outside of his career, he is married to his wife Candace, who is also an educator.  He is the father to a college junior, Jaelin, 16-year-old Jordan, and 8-year-old Riley.