Tony Wheeler is beginning his 22nd 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.
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 two state championships in women's golf and finished runner-up twice. In the 12 years he coached women's golf, his team never finished worse than 7th in the state of Georgia. Coach Wheeler's women’s golf programs have won 12 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 and 2003. He was also the GACA region coach of the year between the years 2000-2010, and then 2014 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. He coaches football at Ware Middle and teaches PE and health. He coaches junior varsity basketball for the boys program at Ware County High School, and he is also the head coach of the men and women’s golf programs at the school. He is married to Melissa Wheeler who is also a employed by the Ware County Board of Education. He has a 12 year old son, Bryson, attending Ware County Middle School, and a 15 year old daughter, Kylee, who attends Ware County High School. Coach Wheeler is also a member of Central Baptist Church in Waycross.