William W. Harrell enters his 5th season as a Physical Education teacher and the Varsity Head Football Coach of Hephzibah High School. Harrell went 8-3 this past season, winning the most games in a single season in school history. The Rebels had a special season in 2018, advancing to the 1st Round of the Playoffs; only the 5th time in school history over a 65-year span. They became the 4-AAAA Region Runner-Up for the first time since 2008; also only the 2nd time they held a Home Playoff game (2008). Hephzibah had 3 2019 Border Bowl selections, 3 All-State selections, 3 players All-Area selections, 3 All-CSRA selections, and 14 4-AA All-Region selections. Harrell is currently ranked 4th All-Time in Career Wins in school history. He is the 2018 All-Area Coach of the Year, won Back-to-Back Region 4-AA Coach of the Year awards (2018, 2017) and won the Atlanta Falcons Week 6 Coach of the Week award in 2017.
Harrell previously served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Outside Linebackers Coach at Macon County High School in 2014 under Larry Harold, where the team went 9-3, won the 4-AA Region title for the first time since 2007, and advanced to the 2nd Round of the playoffs; the first time since 2009. Harrell also served as the Head Track Coach for the 2015 season and the Assistant Track Coach for the 2014 season, leading 4 players to the GHSA State Championship over the course of two years.
Before coaching in Montezuma, Harrell served as an Assistant Coach at Hephzibah High School from 2009-2013.
Prior to coaching in Hephzibah, Harrell had previous coaching stops in Butler High School (2008) and Portal High School (2005-2006). At Portal High School, Harrell coached under Pat Collins and Justin Chester, going to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
William has 2 children; Aaron, 9, and Evan, 5.