My name is Coach Eddie Byrd, this will be my first year with the Burke County family and I'm excited and overjoyed. I've been in the teaching profession for 5 years now, currently coming to Burke from Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School. Before teaching I spent 25 years in the Military, 5 years in the Marines and 20 in the United States Army. I retired and went right into teaching. I love Math and helping our youth become better at Math. I'm originally from McConnells, SC. I graduated from York Comprehensive High School 1988, lettering in Football, Basketball and Track. I attended Winthrop University after high school, I joined the Marines while at Winthrop in 1989. I transferred to the Army in 1993, The Army sent me back to school to South Carolina State University where I graduated with a BS in Mathematics and commissioned a 2LT in the US Army. I received my MA from Webster University in Information Technology Management in 2011. I enjoy coaching Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball and Track. I'm a proud husband and father to a beautiful family. I a member of several social organizations to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Spr 89.