Hello from Coach Kemp

     Hello students and parents! Welcome to Harrison High School for the 2019-20 school year. Specifically, welcome to the Sports & Entertainment Marketing Pathway!  

    This is my 9th year at Harrison as a teacher and 11th year as a basketball coach.  My education history consists of a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Kennesaw State University  and Education Certification from Georgia State University.  Additionally, I am the co-adviser/sponsor for The Hole In The Wall (school store), here at Harrison.  I was born and raised in Cobb County, so I am certainly a native.  I have been married to my wife, Christy, for 25 years and we have two amazing daughters, both are Harrison graduates. 

     Before becoming a teacher, I navigated the murky waters of Corporate America Middle and Upper Management.  I spent 17 years in that arena and I love to pass my experiences, successes and “opportunities” on to my students.  In addition to being an educator, I am an author.   My first book was published in April of 2016.  The book,  titled Until It’s All Over, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.  The follow up to that work, Bending Heaven’s Will, is also now available on the same sites.

This blog will be your go to source for paper documents such as the syllabus, important notes and unit/lesson plans. I have moved the interactive portion of this blog to Social Media.  Below are the links to my class Facebook and Twitter pages.  Please follow them for a more communicative and interactive experience and to get an inside view of our classes.

Marketing Classes Facebook Page

Marketing Classes Twitter Page


Here are the links to my 2019-2020 classes:

Marketing Principles (Level 1)

Sports & Entertainment Marketing (Level 2)  

Advanced Sports & Entertainment Marketing (Level 3)



Students identified by myself as hard working, dependable and proficient in the Sports & Entertainment Marketing classes  are selected to take an additional concentration in Hoya Nation Sports Broadcasting and the Sports Information Department.  This is currently a Hoya Block class, however we hope to add it as a 4th class/internship class very soon.

Hoya Nation Sports Broadcasting gives Hoya Nation a great option to listen to live broadcasts of all Harrison Hoya football games and select other contests throughout the year, in addition to a weekly sports talk show covering local and national topics.

Check out our website here:

 Hoya Nation Sports Broadcasting


The Sports Information Department is in charge of all aspects of sports publicity, history, and statistics for Harrison High School’s Athletic Department. Other responsibilities include overseeing the athletics department’s publications, partnering with the school’s website and social media pages and assisting in coordinating activities for home athletics contests.  In addition, the SID specialists accumulate and maintain data for all Harrison sporting events, past and present.


Harrison offers two different Marketing Pathways for students to choose from, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING and MARKETING & MANAGEMENT.  Students can earn concentration certification and a Career Tech (CTAE) cord to wear at graduation by complete one or both pathways.

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