Coach Norred was born in Marietta, Georgia in 1985. He is a graduate of Kennesaw Mountain High School (2004). While in high school, Coach Norred was Cobb County Champion 2004, a two time State Placer 2003-2004, and NHSCA All-American (4th Place) in 2004. Coach Norred attended Campbellsville University from 2004-2008. While at Campbellsville, Norred was a three time NAIA National Qualifier and Four-Year Starter at 141 pounds. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008 with a Secondary Education Degree in Social Science. He went on to graduate with a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Science in 2012 from Campbellsville University.
Coach Norred has nine years of coaching experience, and this is his seventh year as a Head Coach. He was Assistant Wrestling Coach at McEachern High School 2008-2010 and the Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach at Campbellsville University in 2010. Norred was the Head Coach at Central Gwinnett High School from 2011-2016. While at Central Gwinnett, Norred coached four State Placers, including a State Champion and an All-American. In five years at Central Gwinnett, seven different wrestlers continued their wrestling careers into college. In 2016, Norred led Central Gwinnett to its first Top 10 finish at the State Tournament since 1995. This is Coach Norred’s second year as the Allatoona Head Coach. During his first year, the Bucs as a team finished Region Champions and third in the State in 2017 with five different state placers and a State Champion.
Coach Norred married Meghan Altobelli Norred in 2011, and their daughter Madelyn was born in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family, Auburn football, and the outdoors.
Coach Taylor has a B.S. in Special Education and a Masters and has been coaching and teaching for twenty-five years. In high school, he competed in cross country, basketball, and track, then continued to compete in cross country during college. He has been named the “Best Beard in Cobb County Schools.”
Coach Taylor is married to April Taylor, and they have two daughters, Parker and Rylee Faith. He looks up to his brother as his mentor, and he finds inspiration from Philippians 4:13, which states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”