James is new head football coach at Grayson County

Former Pulaski County Cougar Head Football Coach Stephen James is the new head coach at Grayson County.

James resigned from both his coaching and teaching positions at PCHS on May 15, 2020.  In James’ resignation letter he was very appreciative of his six years at Pulaski County High School.  James compiled an impressive 43 wins in his six seasons as the Cougar head coach.

James left Pulaski County to return to his alma mater, George Wythe High School, as a social studies teacher before taking the head coaching job at Grayson County.

James is a graduate of GWHS and attended Emory & Henry.

When he resigned from PCHS, James also expressed desire to spend more time with his family. James’ wife is Assistant Superintendent of Wythe County Schools.

James came to Pulaski County in 2014 following a successful stint at Fort Chiswell High School. His final year coaching the Pioneers he led the team to the state semi-finals.

At Pulaski County, James finished with a 43-20 record. His final season, the Cougars went 9-3, losing in the second week of the VHSL Playoffs in Lynchburg to E.C. Glass, 27-10. It was the second straight season the Cougars had reached the 12-game mark of the season.