Coach's Bio

Coach Oscar Dillard

Oscar Dillard is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he attended and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. Dillard received the B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education from Morehouse College.  As a young athlete, he was known for his winning presence during his high school and college career. 

Highlights Include
Played for Douglass High School in Atlanta, GA from 1971-76; won three championships as player on 8th grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams North Georgia Champion in 1975-76, played in the 1975-76 State Championship Game  Selected All-City and All State Running Back, 1975-76 High School Stats include 43-6 record (88%) Elected as Douglass High School Hall of Fame member in academics and sports voted team captain in high school and college, Won SIAC Championship at Morehouse College in 1979-80

After receiving his undergraduate Degree, Dillard worked as an intern for Eastern Airlines for 3 years followed by 9 years of employment.  He opened Unique Sports World, the first black-owned distributorship for Reebok in 1990. Since 1991, Dillard has been a teacher and Football Coach in the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School System.  Much like his playing career, Dillard has achieved an equally successful coaching career:

  • Coached Crim High School to 30-6 record and 3 playoff appearances, 1991-94
  • Coached Archer High School to 9-1 record and 1 playoff appearance, 1994-95
  • Coached Mays High School to 5-5 record; first winning season in 5 years, 1995-97
  • Coached Westlake High School to 14-6 record (70%) and 2 playoff appearances, 1997-99
  • Assistant Coach record includes 64-18, (78%) and 6 playoff appearances

As the owner of Atlanta Sports Management, Dillard continued on his mission to develop and manage athletes who show promise of being the best talents to step onto the gridiron.  Dillard was hired as Director of Player Development for Complete Sports in Cincinnati , Ohio by Tim McGee.  He worked with Complete Sports from 2002-03.  Throughout the latter part of his career, Dillard sought to use the expertise he has honed while coaching Atlanta athletes and the relationships acquired through the years with professional athletes and sports marketers into his own enterprise. 

As part of attempting to fulfill this dream, he became part owner of the Oklahoma Crude/Rome Renegades during 2003-05.  After selling the franchise, Dillard decided to use his expertise to train talented young athletes (ages 6 - 18) as a part of Oscar Dillard's All Sports Academy and Summer Camp. Dillard's professional associations include membership in the Black College Coaches Association (BCA), Georgia High School Athletic Association (GHSAA); attended the Florida State University Players and Coaches Camp in Tallahassee, Florida, April 1995 and April 2000; and selected among 100 minority coaches across the nation to attend the BCA Football Coaching Excellence clinic at the Miami Dolphins Training Center in Miami, Florida.

Oscar is married to the former Marie Reid and they are the parents of two children: a daughter, Courtney Marie and a son, Ryan Oscar Dillard.

Coaching and Administrative Experience

January 2005 - Present
Owner of Oscar Dillard Football Academy (Year Round Training)
Director of CSA Prep Star Elite
Football Camps:  Camps are located in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, California and Utah


January 2003 - December 2005
Owner, General Manager and Head
Football Coach of the Oklahoma Crude (NIFL)
Football Coach of the Rome Renegades (NIFL)


August 2000 - December 2002
South Atlanta High School, Atlanta, GA
Varsity Football Offensive Coordinator

August 1997 -July 2000
Westlake High School, Atlanta, GA
Varsity Football Offensive Coordinator


August 1995 -July 1997
Mays High School, Atlanta, GA
Varsity Football Offensive Coordinator

August 1994 -July 1995
Archer High School, Atlanta, GA
Varsity Lineman Coach and Head B-Team Coach


August 1992 -July 1994
Alonzo Crim High School, Atlanta, GA
Varsity and B-Team Wide Receiver Coach

August 1991 -July 1992
Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Atlanta, GA Head Football Coach


January 1990 -July 1991
Owner of Unique Sports World, Atlanta, GA; Distributor of Reebok Products

June 1980 - December 1989
Eastern Airlines Employee


August 1976 - May 1980: 
B.A.  in Health and Physical Education - Morehouse  College Atlanta
NCAA Experience

1995 - 2000:
Attended Bobby Bowden Florida State University Coaches Clinic and Players Camp Tallahassee, Florida ; assisted then- Offensive Coordinator Mark Richt during the 5 year period of camps.

NFL Experience
1998: Attended Miami Dolphins Coaching Excellence Seminar, hosted by Jimmy Johnson; also including speakers Tommy Tuberville and Dr. Fitz Hill.                                                    

High School Coaching Highlights
Dillard has sent over 100 youth to college through his coaching since 1989. Some of the highlights are:

Westlake High School had the most players on active NFL rosters for the year 2005-2006. Jamal Lewis named top RB in HS in the nation. (Douglass HS) Top 3 RBs in Frederick Douglass HS history (James Davis- Clemson, Jamal Lewis & Oscar Dillard). Kelly Campbell, selected in the top 3 WRs in GA, (Mays HS). Coached 6 players that had over 1000 yards rushing, Ben Middlebrook (Mays HS), Keith Adams, Lew Thomas, Travis Booker, Jamel Walters, & Adam "Pac Man" Jones (Westlake HS).   Also Coached Sean Jones @ Westlake HS. He is listed in the top 10 QBs in Georgia history for the most passing yardage; (Over 2,600 yards & 31 TDs in one year 1999-2000). Last but not least, Coached Detronn Harris, # 1 Specialist in the Country & Top 10 WRs in the nation 1998-1999

Bobby Bowden Head Football Coach Florida State University
Dr. Fitzgerald Hill President, Arkansas Baptist College 
Cedric Jones NFL Sr. V.P. Youth Development 
Mark Richt Head Football Coach University of Georgia
Grady Brewer Head Basketball Coach Morehouse College 

1. Jamal Lewis -Douglass High School -University of Tennessee -Baltimore Ravens
2. Ahmad Carroll -Douglass High School -University Arkansas -Green Bay Packers
3. Keith Adams -Westlake High School -Clemson University -Philadelphia Eagles
4. Sean Jones -Westlake High School -University of Georgia -Cleveland Browns
5. Keyaron Fox -Westlake High School -Georgia Tech -Kansas City Chiefs
6. Kelly Campbell -Mays High School -Georgia Tech -Minnesota Vikings
7. Adam "Pac-Man" Jones -Westlake High School -West Virginia University Tennessee Titans
8. Madieu Williams -University of Maryland -Cincinnati Bengals
9. Curome Cox -University of Maryland -Denver Broncos
10. Bruce Perry -University of Maryland -Philadelphia Eagles
11. Gabriel Wilson -University of Tennessee -New York City Giants
12. Rashaan Curry - Archer High School - Columbia University - Scout-Philadelphia Eagles

1. Detronn Harris - Westlake High School - West Georgia College - Nashville Kats
2. Latrez Harrison - Washington High School - University Of Maryland - New York Dragons
3. Travis Booker - Westlake High School - San Jose State - Rome Renegades
4. Lew Thomas - Westlake High School - Vanderbilt University - Rome Renegades
5. Montez Blockson - Westlake High School - Morris Brown - Rome Renegades
6. Nick Hunter - Westlake High School - Clark Atlanta University - Rome Renegades
7. Rusty Beadles - Westlake High School - University Of Georgia - Rome Renegades
8. Clenton Rafe - Crim High School - Albany College - Rome Renegades
9. Reginald Jiles - Miles College - Rome Renegades
10. Rashid Lemoine - Morris Brown College - Rome Renegades
11. Joe Killings - Miles College - Rome Renegades
12. Rey Murphy - San Jose JC - Rome Renegades
13. Eugene Phillips - Georgia Southern - Rome Renegades
14. Chauncey Simmons - Fredrick Douglass HS - West Georgia College - Rome Renegades
15. Courtney Stanley - Rome Renegades
16. James Lewis - Redan High School - Tuskegee University - Rome Renegades
17. Derrick Maxey - Harper/Archer HS - Middle Georgia College - Rome Renegades

1. Calvin Johnson - 1st cousin of Coach Dillard 1st Team All-American at Georgia Tech - Sandy Creek High School
2. Morrice Richardson - 1st cousin of Coach Dillard West Lake High School Gatorade Player of the Year - Signed with Notre Dame University.

1. David Jacobs - West Lake High School - University of Georgia
2. Robert Hicks - Douglass High School - Mississippi State University Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders

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