Coach Bonner enters his 33rd year teaching & coaching and his 16th at Kennesaw Mt. where he serves as the In School Suspension coordinator. Prior to coming to KMHS Coach Bonner coached and taught at Frederick Douglas High School of Atlanta, Cartersville High School, Villa Rica High School. Coach Bonner has coached 5 Region Championship teams, the last being at Kennesaw Mt. in 2005 where the Mustangs made the Elite 8. He has also been a part of 2 Final Fours teams in 1993 and 1999 while at Frederick Douglas High School of Atlanta. Coach Bonner has served as an assistant coach at the GACA North/South All-Star game 3 times and served as the GACA North All-Star team Head Coach in 2011.
Coach Bonner is a graduate of Sprayberry High School where he was a member of the varsity track and basketball teams. Following high school Coach Bonner attended Piedmont College where he played basketball and served as the Captain of the Lions team and played point guard. Coach Bonner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Piedmont in 1981. He then earned his Master’s degree in Social Studies Education from West Georgia College in 1991 and his Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University in 2004.
Coach Bonner has a rich history of player development as seen below.
- Developed/Coached over 45 players participating in collegiate basketball Division 1/Pro
- Developed/Coach All State Player James Bailey (Ole Miss)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Tony Bailey (Murray State)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Raheem Waller (Wichita State)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Shellord Pinkett (Georgia State)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Antonio Reynolds-Dean (Rhode Island/pro Europe)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Yasir Rosemond (Oregon)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Joe Hicks (Northeastern)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Dwight Platt (Alabama Birmingham)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Jonas Hayes (Georgia)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Belton Rivers (Tennessee Tech)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Mike Jones (Eastern Kentucky)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Shawn Dixon (Presbyterian)
- Developed/Coach All State Player AJ Martin (Mercer)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Brian Fisher (Winston Salem State)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Eryk Watson (Professional/Iceland)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Spencer Dixon (Kennesaw State)
- Developed/Coach All State Player Jarvis Hayes (Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons & New Jersey Nets)
Contact Coach Jesse Bonner - [email protected]
678-594-8190 ext. 269
Coach Blair enters his 6th year as a teacher and coach at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Coach Blair teaches in the Educational Support Dept. working with DHH students. In addition to coaching basketball, Coach Blair is a member of the KMHS fast-pitch coaching staff and spent the past 4 seasons as a member of the KMHS baseball coaching staff.
Coach Blair is a graduate of South Cobb High School, where he was member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams. Coach Blair was an all-county performer in both sports and accepted a basketball scholarship to Southern Polytechnic State
University. Coach Blair was a member of the SPSU basketball and baseball teams and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. After finishing his playing career, Coach Blair remained at SPSU as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program as well as the baseball program.
Coach Blair has one son, Caden, who is a 11th grader at KMHS.
Coach Clark enters his 2nd year with the Mustangs. He serves as a member of the Special Education Department at KMHS as well as being the head boys track coach at the Mountain.