Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Criminal Justice with Minor in Psychology Honors/Gifted Certified AP Certified (Human Geography) VFW Athens-Area Teacher of the Year 2008
Mr. Thomas Gooch
Coach Gooch has been a teacher/coach for 22 years, with the last 18 at Oconee County High School. Coach Gooch teaches Honors U.S. History, AP Human Geography, and Individual and the Law. Coach Gooch has coached both football and baseball during his time at O.C.H.S. Prior to O.C.H.S. he spent 4 years at Cedar Shoals High School teaching Social Studies and coaching varsity baseball and football. Coach Gooch is originally from Cartersville, GA, played collegiate baseball and graduated from La Grange College. He is married to Deborah Gooch and has four children; Zach (31) Audrey (19), Ava (17), and Dylan (17).