Multiple Teams · LaGrange welcomes incoming Defensive Coordinator Coach Ben Thrasher and family


Ben Thrasher

Hometown:  Thomaston, GA

Education:  Bachelor’s of Arts, English – Auburn University;  Master of Science, Kinesiology – Georgia Southern University

School System Position:  Physical Education – LaGrange High School

Coaching Experience:

  • 2017-2018 – Lamar County High School; Barnesville, GA (Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Backs)
  • 2014-2016 – Monroe Area High School; Monroe, GA (Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs)
  • 2013 – Peach County High School; Fort Valley, GA (Defensive Coordinator, Outside Linebackers)
  • 2009-2012 – Camden County High School, Kingsland, GA (Defensive Assistant – Inside Linebackers, Outside Linebackers, Corners)
    • 4-time Region Champions
    • 2009 AAAAA State Champions
  • 2006-2008 – Auburn University; Auburn, AL (Defensive Student Assistant / Quality Control)
  • 2004-2005 – Upson Lee High School; Thomaston, GA (Community Coach – Varsity defensive assistant, 9thGrade defensive coordinator)

Coaching Moments:

  • 2012 Corky Kell Kickoff Classic (Camden County)
  • 2011 Kirk Herbstreit Classic at Ohio State University Camden County)
  • 2010 ESPN Showcase Ft. Lauderdale, FL at St. Thomas Aquinas (Camden County)
  • 2009 Georgia AAAAA State Champions (Camden County)
  • 2009 Corky Kell Kickoff lassic (Camden County)
  • 2008 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Auburn University)
  • 2007 Cotton Bowl (Auburn University)

Other Coaching Duties:

  • 2017-2018 – Golf Coach (Lamar County)
  • 2014-2016 – Golf Coach (Monroe Area)
  • 2013 – Golf Coach (Peach County)
  • 2009-2012 – Asst. Golf Coach (Camden County)

Clubs / Organizations:

  • FCA Huddle Leader

Family:

  • Wife – Coach Thrasher is married to the former Megan Kinsey from Thomaston, GA
  • Children – Kinsey (4), James Benjamin (2), Lillian Kay (9 months)