North Forsyth High School is excited to announce the hiring of Brandon Stewart for the 2020-21 school year. As a special education teacher, Coach Stewart will also lead the Raiders’ Boys Soccer program as its head coach. He is joining North Forsyth High School from Heritage High School in Rockdale County, where he was the head boys soccer coach.
“My wife and I are excited to be joining the North Forsyth High School soccer family, but we are equally excited to join a growing community,” shared Coach Stewart. “The area and school are in a time of great potential and growth…I am anxious to get started in aiding the progression of the soccer program.”
Since 2009, Coach Stewart directed the Heritage Patriots to a record of 139-64-9. Ten of his 11 Heritage teams have qualified for the state playoffs, and the ’20 team was headed that way. Heritage enjoyed an undefeated region championship in 2012 and have been 5-time region runners-up, including state quarterfinalist in ’14, ’15, and ’17. He has been a 5-time region coach of the year (2009, ’12, ’14, ’15, ’17) and was named to the 2013 and 2015 Georgia High School All-Star Coaching Staff and 2016 SE Metro All-Star Game. Coach Stewart holds a USSF National C coaching license and previously served as a staff coach for RYSA Revolution (2001-2010, 2015-2020). He is in communication to join the coaching staff at UFA.
“We’re honored to have Brandon as our next head boys soccer coach and we look forward to the future with him,” shared North Forsyth High School Athletic Director Scott Tilden. “The state of our soccer program is strong, and we look forward to a competitive season and continued growth of the program.”
Coach Stewart was raised in Conyers, Georgia, playing at Rockdale Youth Soccer Association and Heritage High School. He was a two-time semi-finalist in the Georgia State Cup and named All-State club player in 1997. Coach Stewart graduated from Heritage in 1997 after a stellar career where he was named to multiple All-Area teams (’96 and ’97) and region player of the year (’97). He was named to the All-State team as a senior. Coach Stewart continued his education and playing career at Berry College and graduated in 2001 with a degree in psychology and sociology. He has a master’s degree in special education from Valdosta State University. Coach Stewart’s wife, Bailey, is an elementary school teacher. She also grew up playing soccer and continued playing in college as well. They have three children: Landon, 12; Isabella, 11; and Matson, 5.