August 11, 2021–11:45 a.m.
On Tuesday, the Rome City Schools Board of Education voted to approve the hiring of a new head varsity girls basketball coach.
Coach Thomas McAboy is approaching 20 years’ experience in teaching and coaching.
Rome’s new coach also holds a bachelor’s from the University of West Alabama in Health and Physical Education and a master’s degree from Valdosta State in Health and Physical Education.
He has served as a varsity girls basketball head coach for 11 of those years. During his tenure as head coach,
McAboy has developed a reputation as one of the hardest working coaches, not only in South Georgia but throughout the state.
McAboy has worked within the school districts of Thomasville City, Coffee County, and Thomas County.
Serving as head coach at Thomasville, from 2009-2013, McAboy went 94-22 in four seasons. In four years, his team accomplishments included reaching the GHSA final four in 2013, two elite eight appearances, and three region championships.
Under his guidance, his teams played in all four region championship games and advanced to the second round of state each year.
During his four years in Coffee County, McAboy made GHSA state playoffs for two years while coaching there.
He also served as the personal fitness and girls’ weightlifting teacher.
Born and raised in Cuba, Alabama, McAboy attended Sumter County High School, where he played basketball and his team won the Alabama class 4A state championship his senior year.
He graduated in 1994.
McAboy has three kids Caitlyn(16), Christian (15), and Carly(11). His hobbies include fishing, hunting, traveling, and playing golf.