Jim Bob Bryant
Guilford 91'-93' - QB
East Carolina University 95'
Bachelor's of Science in Exercise & Sports Sciences
2011 & 2013 NC Associated Press State Coach of the Year
1999, 2011, 2012 & 2013 NC State Champion
Williamston HS, OC/QB - 7 years
Green Central HS, HC - 5 years
Havelock HS, HC - 9 years
Freedom HS, HC - 1 year
North Paulding HS, HC - 2 years
North Augusta HS, HC - 2 years
2013 Coached in Semper Fidelis All-American Game
2014 Selected coach in the Under-Armour All-American Game
2016 Honored as the Carolina Panthers NFL Coach of the Week
2019 Honored as the Atlanta Falcons NFL Coach of the Week
26+ years Coaching
Jim Bob Bryant was born and raised in North Carolina and after graduating from ECU in 1995 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences, Coach Bryant was Offensive Coordinator at Williamston High School (his alma mater) until 2002. During this time, Williamston HS won the 1999 NC 1A State Championship and played for the title in 2001 and 2002.
Bryant took his first Head Coaching Job at Greene Central High School in 2003. In 5 years, his teams finished 42-21 and won 3 Conference Titles. Bryant started Statewide Combines for the NC/SC Shrine Bowl and ran them for 10 years.
Coach Bryant took over as Head Football Coach at Havelock High School in 2008, where he coached the Rams to an overall record of 118-16 during his 9 years there. During his time there, Havelock played for four 3A State Championships, winning three consecutive State Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Havelock also led the state in total yards, points and/or defense in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Coach Bryant was also selected NC Associated Press State Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2013. In 2013, Bryant coached in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game in California and selected to coach in the Under-Armour All-American Game in 2014. In 2016, Coach Bryant was honored as the Carolina Panthers NFL Coach of the Week.
In 2017, Coach Bryant moved to Western NC and became Head Football Coach at Freedom High School in Morganton, NC, where he coached the Patriots to a 7-5 record. During Bryant’s one year at Freedom, 13 offensive school records were broken.
Coach Bryant retired from NC after coaching for 20 years and was offered the Head Job North Paulding High School in Dallas Georgia in 2018. Bryant’s two seasons at the helm, the team was 13 and 9 and broke several school records.
Coach left Georgia to accept the job at North Augusta HS in South Carolina and won the region and was selected coach of the year in 2020. The Jackets lost in the elite eight of the 4A play-offs in a Covid shortened season. In 19 years as a Head Football Coach, Bryant’s Over-All record is 189-55.
Here are a few other notable accomplishments by Coach:
Jim Bob Bryant has put numerous players in college, 5 in the NFL, coached 5 State Players of the Year, had 11 articles published by National Magazines, flown with the Blue Angels, and received the Governor’s Award for Bravery and Heroism. He has a wife, Mary Candace, two sons, Charlie and Cole, and has two dogs named Coach and Jerry Seinfeld.