Welcome to GAB Athletics!
Our students have the opportunity to participate in track, wrestling, goalball, and cheer. The GAB panthers are part of a regional athletic group called SCASB (South Central Association of Schools for the Blind). They compete against five other schools for the blind in nearby states (Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana), rotating which school hosts. In the fall, the schools compete all weekend in wrestling and cheer as well as displaying their talents at a performing arts showcase. In the spring, the athletes come back together and compete for the weekend in track and field events. This year our athletes traveled to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where they displayed incredible athleticism and demonstrated great team work. Go Panthers!
Awards and Highlights
2019/2020 Wrestling and Cheer SCASB Awards
Individual cheer: Georgia 1st place
Group cheer: Georgia 3rd place
Mascot: Georgia 1st place
Wrestling: Georgia 2nd place
Wrestling individual medals: 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 3 bronze medals
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Guest
Coach Guest has been in education for over 13 years. He started teaching in Florida and coached baseball, football, and basketball at the middle school level. After Florida, he taught and coached in Nashville, Georgia. There he coached baseball, soccer, and helped with basketball at the middle school level. He also worked with the high school athletic program as official score keeper and scoreboard operator for several sports. At GAB he has been the head wrestling coach since his first year. He also works outside of the school setting with baseball and tee-ball teams in Perry, GA. As a student, Coach Guest participated in every sport that was offered through the school and played baseball and basketball competitively from 4th grade until graduation. He was also a very avid powerlifter in junior and senior high.
Coach Guest currently has a master’s degree and is working on his Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Special Education. He hopes to complete research on the benefits of athletics for students with visual impairments. At GAB he has taught high school mathematics, middle grades math, middle grades social studies, and several Ready for the World and Expanded Core Curriculum courses dealing with tools and home maintenance.