Tony Wheeler is beginning his 26th year of coaching in the Ware County School System. Coach Wheeler graduated from Valdosta State University in 1994 with a bachelor of science in education. He coached at the Ware County Magnet School for 17 years and is currently coaching at Ware County High. This will begin his 9th year of coaching at, Ware County High School.
Coach Wheeler began his coaching career starting up varsity programs at Ware Magnet in softball, baseball, and women’s golf. He was the head varsity coach in softball and baseball his first full year teaching. He later became the head varsity girl’s basketball coach, and then in 2000 took over the men and women’s golf programs at Ware Magnet.
Coach Wheeler has been part of three state championships in women's golf and finished runner-up twice. Coach Wheeler's women’s golf programs have won 13 region championships. The men's golf program won a region championship in 2005. Coach Wheeler also was part of an area championship in softball in 2000. Coach Wheeler was the GACA state coach of the year in women's golf in 2002, 2003, and 2015. He was also the GACA region coach of the year between the years 2000-2010, and then 2014 and 2015 in women's golf. He was GACA men's region golf coach of the year in 2005, and the GACA region softball coach of the year in 2000.
Coach Wheeler is currently teaching at the Ware County Middle School and teaches physical education, weight training, and health. He is the assistant softball coach, junior varsity basketball coach for the boy’s basketball program, and he is also the head coach of the men and women’s golf programs at Ware County High School. He is married to Melissa Wheeler who is also an employee of the Ware County Board of Education. He has a 17 year old son, Bryson, attending Ware County High School. He has a 19 year old daughter who attends Coastal College of Georgia on a golf scholarship. Coach Wheeler is a member of Central Baptist Church in Waycross.