fog.png
Thursday January 20th, 2022 9:46AM

Football: North Hall's David Bishop resigns as head coach

By Bo Wilson Sports Editor

For the past 21 seasons, David Bishop has roamed the sidelines at The Brickyard. 

Next year, he'll be roaming somewhere else. The long-time North Hall assistant coach and head coach announced that he'll be stepping down as head coach of the Trojans. 

He said it was time for a change at The Brickyard.

"I would like to first thank my administration, Mr. Sam Borg, Mr. Billy Wells, Stan Lewis and Will Schofield for their unwavering support throughout my tenure as head coach," Bishop said. "To my players, past and present, you have always given great effort (by your choice), played with passion for each other and represented your community well.  You have made me proud and I will forever remember our times together."

Bishop lost his mother earlier this year and has continued to lead the Trojans despite the heavy burden. 

"The past two years have been difficult on me both physically and emotionally and I have peace about my decision," he said. " While I don’t know what or where God is leading, I am trusting Him for the next chapter in my life."

North Hall athletic director said, "today is a day for us to celebrate coach Bishop." 

"North Hall proudly reflects on his success on the field and on his positive influence on our players as a man of great character," Borg said. "Since 2001, Coach Bishop has poured his life and career into this program and this community. We encourage all of Trojan Nation to reach out today to thank Coach for his years of influence.    

Bishop has truly been known as The Godfather of the wing-T offense in Northeast Georgia. His teams relied on a brutal attack that confused the opposing defenses, and it's been successful. 

The Trojans have been in the hunt for a region title or home playoff spot during his tenure as head coach. Before that, Bishop directed former coach Bob Christmas's offense through the best years of North Hall football. 

He steps away from the program having done 48 games, and 42 losses, in his eight seasons at the helm, while leading the Trojans to seven straight playoff appearances. The Trojans finished 6-5 this season with a first-round playoff berth.  

"For 20 years, coach David Bishop has been a mentor to countless young men - at a time in which our world is in desperate need of positive role models and servant leadership," superintendent Schofield said. "Coach Bishop’s impact is felt far beyond the field at the ‘Brickyard’ and his presence will be missed greatly by NHHS and the HCSD."

© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Boys basketball: EHall, Jefferson, Bluff take region wins
East Hall used a huge third quarter to erase a halftime deficit to rally for a 70-62 win over Flowery on Tuesday in Region 8-4A action at the East Hall gym...
11:02PM ( 3 hours ago )
Girls basketball: East Hall beats Branch in 8-4A defensive battle; GHS rallies for win
East Hall got its first Region 8-4A win of the season with a dominating defensive performance on Tuesday...
8:25PM ( 5 hours ago )
Football: North Hall's David Bishop resigns as head coach
For the past 21 seasons, David Bishop has roamed the sidelines at The Brickyard.
1:45PM ( 12 hours ago )
Sports
Girls basketball: Chestatee beats Alpharetta; East Hall holds off Commerce; St. Francis beats Lakeview
Riley Black recorded a double-double to lead Chestatee to a 64-53 over Alpharetta on Saturday at home...
7:30PM ( 3 days ago )
Boys basketball: No. 4 Jefferson knocked off by Mill Creek; Eagles beat Johnson; Lakeview falls
Class 4A No. 4 Jefferson fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday...
7:05PM ( 3 days ago )
STATE CHAMPS: Buford does it again for 3rd straight title
Bryant Appling doesn't want it to always be this way. But if it must, he sure is glad Ashton Daniels is on his side...
6:02AM ( 3 days ago )
High School Sports
GHSA realigns Classes 1-3; new regions are out
The Georgia High School Association's reclassification committee heard the final round of appeals on Wednesday from schools in Class A, 2A and 3A in Thomaston.
2:16PM ( 6 days ago )
Rabun County's Stockton named best player in the state by Gatorade
Gunner Stockton was named the 37th Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year.
1:43PM ( 6 days ago )
Region 7-3A releases All-Region team
Region 7-3A released its All-Region first and second teams on Wednesday.
9:51AM ( 6 days ago )
Friday Game Night
For North Hall's Dan Jackson, 2021 has been "a blessing"
Dan Jackson's rise to becoming a key part of Georgia's 2021 defense may have come to a surprise to many around the country.
10:00AM ( 1 week ago )
Football: North Hall's season ends with 56-17 playoff loss to Carver-Atl
Carver-Atlanta scored 37 first-half points en route to a 56-17 rout of North Hall in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs at Henderson Stadium on Friday.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:30PM ( 1 month ago )
Football: Trojans ready for a new start in playoffs
Every team deals with adversity -- inside and outside its inner-workings. Every coach is used to it, and typically ready with a game plan for whatever comes their way. But North Hall coach David Bishop said the 2021 campaign has been like no other...
8:02AM ( 1 month ago )
Football: Dawson County stuns North Hall, 26-8; takes No. 2 seed
Dawson County did what no other Region 7-3A team has done to North Hall all season: slowed the Trojans' illusive run game down.
12:18AM ( 1 month ago )
Football: North Hall, Dawson Co. playing, again, for No. 2 seed
When Dawson County and North Hall meet on Friday, it'll be the same story as usual.
7:02AM ( 1 month ago )