Growing up in Thomasville, Stephen Cheney attended Brookwood School, where he would graduate in 1976. While there, he was a four-sport lettermen in basketball, baseball, track, and served as a member of the two-time state champion Warrior golf team.
After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1980, he returned home to work, and started coaching football, basketball, and baseball through the local YMCA, including coaching several all-star teams. In 1995, he led the organizing group that formed the Thomasville National Bank where he has served as CEO for the past 23 years and now serves as its Chairman. Very active in the Thomasville community, Cheney has served as the Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors, was a 10-year member of the Thomasville-Thomas County Recreation Board of Directors, President of Glen Arven Country Club, Chairman of Thomas University Board of Directors, President of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Thomasville Housing Authority Board.
In recent years, he began serving as a volunteer coach for the Brookwood 5th and 6th grade football teams. His 2007 team went an undefeated 13-0 on their way to a championship. Stephen Cheney has given countless hours to the youth of our community and continues to be a positive role model for many.