Guess which high school football coaching legend is back in business? And guess where?

Tim McFarlin, who led Roswell to the 2006 Class AAAAA state championship, was hired at Blessed Trinity (AJC)

Tim McFarlin, who led Roswell to the 2006 Class AAAAA state championship, was hired at Blessed Trinity (AJC)

Blessed Trinity didn’t have to look far to find a new head football coach. They found one right across the street.

Blessed Trinity has hired former Roswell head coach Tim McFarlin to take over its football program. McFarlin was Roswell’s coach for 10 seasons, leading the Hornets to the 2006 Class AAAAA state championship game.

The Catholic private school hired former Roswell High coach Tim McFarlin on Wednesday. McFarlin was introduced to the Blessed Trinity football players in a short meeting.

“He’s a great coach; he’s from the Roswell area, and he wanted to get back into it,” said Blessed Trinity athletic director Ricky Turner. “It ended being a great fit for him and a great fit for us.”

McFarlin was Roswell’s coach for 10 seasons, leading the Hornets to the 2006 Class AAAAA state championship game (they tied Peachtree Ridge 14-14). McFarlin retired after the 2007 season with a career record of 82-43-1.

After sitting out one season, McFarlin returned to football as an assistant at King’s Ridge Christian in 2009 and Roswell last season. He replaces Turner, who stepped down after 10 seasons as Blessed Trinity’s coach to spend more time with his family.

McFarlin will start his new job June 1. He has to finish the school year at Roswell as a teacher and golf coach.

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8 comments Add your comment

Football Fan

February 10th, 2011
12:46 pm

How does a coach become a legend with 82 career win?

shortcircuit

February 10th, 2011
5:43 pm

That’s what I wanted to know. It usually takes more than 130 games to be a legand

Bright Idea

February 10th, 2011
6:51 pm

I guess he’s a legend in Roswell.

Some Sense

February 10th, 2011
7:19 pm

He’ll need all the legend he can get at BT.

WTF

February 10th, 2011
9:17 pm

Wow….after FB season, sports news is spread pretty thin

Coffee Co dawg

February 10th, 2011
9:34 pm

Coffee High should have hired him. Coffee needs to fire Coach Eldridge and get someone that knows what he is doing. The Kids don’t respect him. Fire Eldridge!

snoopy

February 10th, 2011
10:43 pm

WOW!! A legend in his own mind!!!!

I believe you have Tim mixed with T…

& if this coach with 82 wins is a legend, then there’sw about 150 other coaches currently in the business in the dtate that are awaiting enshrinment into legendhood…

Michael.. You just might be in line for Furman Bisher ’s legend if you write for another year or two…

Michael Carvell

February 11th, 2011
12:02 am

@Snoopy, lololol … Furman Bisher is most certainly a legend.

Me on anointing Tim as “legend.” Come on, people, ease up. OK, maybe not “legend” but close … He won a state championship at a North Fulton school, which is rare. And before you say it, Chattahoochee’s Terry Crowder is darn good, too.

Thanks all for posting.