Matt Cates is beginning his fifth season at Oconee County High School. This will be his third year as Defensive Coordinator. He will be returning to coaching the Outside Linebackers this year. He previously coached this position in 2016, Inside Linebackers in 2017 and Defensive Line in 2018. Prior to OCHS, he coached at Prince Avenue for two seasons. Coach Cates is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned his B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education. He received his M.A. in Athletic Coaching Education from Ball State University. Coach Cates teaches Special Education at OCHS. He is married to Mrs. Caroline Keyes Cates of Snellville, GA.