HHS Athletics

Dawgs on Top!

Our baseball team swept Ringgold to become AAA State Champions!  So proud of our players, coaches, fans and community.



Coach Kevin Waters, TOTY

Congratulations to our Wrestling Coach and ASD teacher, Coach Kevin Waters for being named HHS Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year!

Mission Statement


The mission of the Harlem High School Athletic Department is to provide student-athletes a variety of sports to teach life skills that include: academic excellence, discipline, responsibility, teamwork, dedication, and fair-play.

The Harlem High School Athletic Department will provide leadership, resources, and support to ensure all student-athletes receive the finest athletic experience possible. Within this athletic experience it is our belief that weight training is an integral part of this process.


All student-athletes who participate in athletics will be required to participate in the Harlem High School Strength and Conditioning Program. We feel to properly maximize each student-athletes full potential and safety that their involvement in this program is vital.


We provide all of our athletes with a safe and effective well-rounded program built around safety, proper lifting techniques, and performance.


The parents play a vital role in this process through encouragement and motivation. This will help ensure that each student – athlete will maximize their full potential and the player development mission statement is carried out.

Mr. Rodney Holder

Athletic Director

Coach Rodney Holder was born in Nashville, TN and raised here in Columbia County.  He's married to Kelli Saxon Holder and they have two sons, TJ and Will Holder.  Coach Holder graduated from Evans High School in 1991 then went on to study at Truett McConnell Junior College while playing baseball.  He then transferred to Georgia College and State University playing baseball for them as well. 
He began his teaching and coaching career in Columbia County in 1998 as a baseball, football and weightlifting coach at Greenbrier High.  He later moved to Grovetown High school and continued to coach football.  Coach Holder was named State Baseball Coach of the Year in AAAA in 2007 and took his team to win the State Baseball Championship in AAAA that same year. Now he's made his home among the Bulldogs and looks forward to an amazing year of athletics!

Mrs. Kayla Schnitzler

Assitant Athletic Director

Coach Kayla Schnitzler is an EHS graduate married to Eric Schnitzler (HHS Baseball Alumni c/0 2006) with two little girls, Emmie (5) and Ellie (1).Coach S obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Minor in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University.  This is her 9th year in education.  She left the ELA classroom to teach Health, PE and all Girl Weight training at HHS
She Cheered (football/basketball/competitive) at Georgia Southern University from 2006-2011 with National Titles for 2008, 2011, 2012 and coached cheerleading (football/basketball/competitive) at Georgia Southern 2011-2012
Here at HHS she coaches Varsity Football Cheerleading and helps with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She loves reading, being outdoors, Fall, laughing, and loves all things Georgia Southern Eagles and Harlem Bulldogs!