The Cobb Chamber’s Northwest Cobb Area Council named Shane Queen, head football coach at North Cobb High School, the 2019 Acworth Citizen of the Year for his leadership at his school and within the community. As head coach for 14 years, Queen has led his team to regional wins and was named the Cobb County Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2013.
Queen is not only a coach, but also a role model in the lives of the students in the Acworth community. He goes the extra mile with his players, investing in both their academic and athletic lives. He often addresses his “5 P’s” for students to think about as they navigate their years at North Cobb: purpose, passion, perseverance, pride and people.
The coach has worked with community members and partners to improve school facilities, so that all North Cobb students can be trained with the best equipment possible.
Queen recently took students on a trip to serve with the Power of Peace Project in Selma, Alabama. They helped feed more than 200 people who are food-insecure during the visit. Queen always is focused on how he can grow young men into future husbands, fathers and contributing members of the Acworth community.