Elijah Barnes is beginning his first year of coaching at Oconee County High School. Coach Barnes will be the JV Offensive Coordinator and assist Coach Stamey with varsity wide receivers. Coach Barnes attended Stephens County High School (2010-2013) where he played wide receiver under Coach Noland and Coach Stamey. During his time there he obtained a scholarship to Reinhardt University where he played two seasons (2013-2015) also at the wide receiver position. From there he transferred to the University of Georgia as a Health and Physical Education major. Coach Barnes is in his final year at UGA and has hopes to become a full time PE Teacher and football coach after graduating.