Coach Paul Dallas has decided to step down from his role as Head Girls' Soccer coach for health related reasons. Coach Dallas, earlier in his career at OCHS, had surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal chords and was forced to take a few years off for rehab and recovery.
Similar issues have recurred and it is his decision to address those at this time. Paul will continue in his position as a valued teacher in the Science Department and we will miss his presence and influence on the soccer field and with our athletes. Coach Dallas has amassed quite an outstanding career while coaching the OCHS girls.
During his tenure as the Head Girls' Soccer coach at OCHS he compiled a 154-51-14 overall record. During the eleven years Dallas served as Head Coach, his teams never finished lower than 2nd in the region and won seven region championships. Dallas coached teams have been ranked in the top 10 in the State each of his 11 years as the Head Coach with the highest ranking (3rd) coming in 2014.
Additionally, Paul Dallas led his teams to three final four appearances with his most memorable wins coming in 2012 against St. Pius--defending State and National champions, and against Woodward Academy in 2014...an exciting contest played on the OCHS campus that ended in a tie after regulation time and both overtime periods that OCHS eventually won on PKs! Coach Dallas was selected as Georgia's "coach of the Year" twice during his tenure, 2007 and 2012.
Please join with me in congratulating Coach Dallas on a fine career with OCHS soccer and wishing him the best as he contends with his health issues over the coming months. We will miss his influence, love for the game of soccer, and his enthusiasm for OCHS athletics in our program.
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Students in the WBL program experience the connection between education and realistic work experiences while learning about potential career pathways. An effective mentor possessing personal qualities and technical competence is assigned to each student to provide career guidance and develop employability skills. Based on on their mentorship throughout the school year and nominations made by students, an Employer of the Year is recognized annually at the Employer Appreciation Banquet.