Robert McCoy

Robert McCoy has been hired to fill Edwards’ shoes as PCHS band director.

Robert McCoy is the new band director for Pierce County High School.

McCoy was hired as part of personnel decisions approved at a called meeting of the school board held last Monday night, April 27. The decision came following a 31-minute closed session to discuss personnel. The meeting was held virtually via Youtube owing to the threat posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

McCoy will succeed Bob Edwards who will be retiring at the end of the school year following 24 years of service.

McCoy, 31, was the band director at Vidalia City Schools for the past year. Prior to that, he was the assistant band director at Charlton County for three years and head band director at Clinch County High School for five years. McCoy’s tenure at Clinch was the longest at the school since 1987.  

He is a graduate of Charlton County High School and graduated from Valdosta State University in 2011.

McCoy has been in education for nine years.

He and his wife, Kimberly, have a two-year-old daughter, Maggie.

The McCoys plan to be active at First Baptist in Blackshear once they move here. Mrs. McCoy will teach at Blackshear Elementary in the fall when school resumes.

Tentative plans call for band camp to begin in July. Rookie camp will be July 20-24 with band camp from July 27-31.