Coach (RET) Fred Styles is currently a JROTC Instructor at Bethune Bowman High School in Rowesville, SC. He is the Director of Athletics. Prior to accepting the position, he worked as Associate Head football coach and Defensive Co-Coordinator. He has also served as Head Girls Basketball Coach from 2012 to 2015. He has been working at Bethune Bowman High School since February 2012. He also taught at Cody High School in Detroit Michigan prior to teaching at Bethune Bowman High School.
He is a retired Field Artillery Army Veteran. He was employed for 22 years on active military duty. During his time in the military, he trained future Non-Commissioned Officers at the Army Leadership Schools also known as The Primary Leadership and Development Course (PLDC). He also lectured and trained Senior Non-Commissioned Officers at the Advanced Leadership Course in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. SFC (Ret) Styles is a born leader and received many leadership awards and accommodations while carrying out his duties that include the Meritorious Service Medal for Leadership, and the Army Accommodation Medal, for leadership.
He is a war veteran. He was deployed to Bosnia in 1997, and served with the NATO Army during its peace keeping mission (Operation Joint Endeavor) during his first deployment. He deployed twice to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom). He received an Army Commendation with Valor for his leadership in a combat zone. His other awards and decorations include; The Combat Action Badge, The NATO Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Award and the Medal Army Achievement.
New Year’s Eve 2017, he married his best friend, Ebony Robinson-Styles. They currently have two daughters, Anastasia Denise and Ariella Zemora. He has three kids from a previous marriage; Harold Jerome, Elizabeth Symone, Fredrick Albert. He is also blessed with five grandchildren, Ha’Mauri, Harmony, Albraia, Shan and Jay.
Coach Styles, graduated with Honors from Telfair County High School in McRae Georgia. He then attended Savannah State University before enlisting in the United States Army however he is a graduate of American Military University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports and Health Science. While attending SSU, he played baseball and received numerous awards such as Conference Freshman of the Year, and SSU Freshman of the Year (1989) He currently holds a JROTC certification and coaching certificate. He is also a Certified Athletic Administrator. (CAA)
He is able to relate to his student in a special way and that is why he is considered a father figure to most, and a big brother to others. He thrives on being a leader, mentor, and role model and his current profession affords him that opportunity to impact lives in a positive way. His Character, Loyalty, and Selfless Service are quality traits that were developed over the years in the Army and are very apparent in his lifestyle. He has always been blessed with an ability to motivate and uplift and this value continues to this present day. He believes that winning is always the byproduct of being disciplined. Success is the result of that discipline.
SFC Styles is a huge sports fan. His favorite teams in order of precedence are the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and all things Georgia.
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Mr. Glynn Darby (Coach)
Coach Glynn Darby was born in Cope, South Carolina to Joe and Gladys Darby. He has five brothers (Harry, George, Thomas, Wille and John), six sisters (Jessie, Estell, Hattie, Diana, Linda, and Deloise), five sisters-in-laws, and four brothers-in-laws and a host of nephews and nieces. He has four sons, one of whom tragically passed away. Coach Darby enjoys spending time with all of his grandchildren. He attended Orangeburg County schools. Coach Darby is currently a Physical Education teacher and Drivers Education teacher at Bethune- Bowman High School in the Orangeburg County School District. He has been in education and coaching for over forty years. He has coached and taught at various schools in South Carolina. In addition to teaching, he is also a Certified Commercial Drivers and Public High School Drivers Instructor.
Glynn is an alumna of Edisto High class of 1976. He is a member of South State University class of 1980, where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Heath and Physical Education. Coach Darby also has a Masters Degree from Lesley University. He was a position coach on the State Championship team at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School in 2014. In 2019, Coach Darby returned to Bethune-Bowman High School, for his second stint as head coach, where he led the program to its first region championship since 1995. He has also coached two Region girls’ basketball championship teams at Bethune-Bowman. Glynn serves as Co-Athletic Director, Head Football Coach and Head Boys Track Coach. He has been a part of the Bethune -Bowman family, off and on for the past fourteen years. Within this time, he has enjoyed a lot of success.
He believes to have a successful team, the team must cooperate along with his signature concept: “The 4Ds”! Dedication, Determination, Desire, and Discipline. His team’s motto is “Losers make excuses, Champions make Arrangements!” Coach Darby truly believes that you are a student first and an athlete second. With this attitude, our athletes will remain on top and will one day meet their goal of winning a State Championship.
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