Jim  Bailey Staff Photo


Head Wrestling Coach

Lives in Cleveland, Ga.



High School:  Bremen High in Bremen, Ga.  (1973)

College:  BSEd from University of Ga (1978)

             MA from Piedmont College (2015)



Taught English for 33 years in the public schools.  The final 26 years were spent at Fayette Co. High in Fayetteville, Ga.  

Retired in 2011.

English Professor and Head Wrestling Coach at Truett McConnell

Professor of English At University of North Ga.-Gainesville



This will be my 3rd year as the head wrestling coach at Franklin Co. During my years of teaching, I have coached football, track, and wrestling.  After retiring from the public schools, I started the wrestling program at Truett McConnell.  I am a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2011 Inductee), the Fayette Co. High School Sports Hall of Fame, & the New Hope Baptist Church Sports Hall of Fame.  I attend Concord Baptist Church in Clermont, Ga.  I am excited to be a part of the Franklin Co. family , and I hope to help continue a culture of excellence in the education and growth of the young people here.  I have been married to Laurie for 40 years.  We have 3 children  (Jonathan-Technology Director at Dogwood Church, Maj. Jarrod Bailey- US Army, & Lindsay Bailey -Director of Student Involvement UNG-Oconee Campus) and 4 grandchildren (Parker, Hayden, Skylar, & Duncan).