Greater Atlanta Christian’s new football coach, Tim Cokely, has won six state championships in Florida, and even got a endorsement from UGA’s Mark Richt.
Cokely’s hiring was announced on Monday by the Atlanta private school.
“His philosophy of being both excellent and Christ-centered fits perfectly into the mission of GAC,” athletics director Tim Vick said.
Cokely directed North Florida Christian to state titles in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2008. He also coached from 2005-2007 at Colquitt County High, compiling a 14-18 record, including 2-8 in his final season. His overall coaching record is 121-42.
Mark Richt released a statement about the coach. “I was at Florida State for 15 years and got a chance to know Tim Cokely extremely well over the years. (He will) be a fantastic, fantastic coach and represent (GAC) well. Coach Cokely handles people well, coaches well, and treats kids the way they should be treated.”
GAC had records of 4-7 and 1-9 the last two years under Ken Robinson.