Which high school football coach will be most successful in first year on job?

Woodward Academy, Peachtree Ridge, Campbell and North Atlanta are among the metro schools currently looking for new head football coaches.

Milton (Howie DeCristofaro), Roswell (Justin Sanderson), Blessed Trinity (Tim McFarlin), Shiloh (Brian Montgomery), Clarkston (Gary Wansley), Dacula (Jared Zito), Fayette County (Michael Davis), Osborne (Xarvia Smith) and others have already finished the transition.

Questions to ponder:

Which was the best hiring and why?

Who do you think with be the new coach at Peachtree Ridge? Woodward Academy?

Please post below.

17 comments Add your comment


March 29th, 2011
8:57 pm

Coach Mike Falleur will do a remarkable job at Villa Rica. I hate to see him leave NW Whitfield. He has consistently produced winning teams here, and I wish him the very best! Go Bruins!


March 29th, 2011
9:25 pm

I would have to go with McFarlin. He’s a proven winner and he’ll have even more disciplined kids at BT.


March 29th, 2011
10:14 pm

Woodward needs to hire a young coach that has head coaching experience and that wants to continue on the tradition here. Obviously, it’s a private school and is not in teachers retirement. We don’t need some retired coach.


March 29th, 2011
10:38 pm

I have to go with B. Montgomery Shiloh, very intelligent! North Atlanta didn’t have enough talent. He change the mindset of those young Black males @Shiloh. Probably get some transfers from South Gwinnett.


March 30th, 2011
8:45 am

Coach Delorenzo at Woodland of Cartersville will make the largest impact comming from Alabama’s Spain Park to a school loaded with athletic talent


March 30th, 2011
2:14 pm

I’d go with Coach Montgomery,
Shilo is talent heavy. I think the transfers will come from the like of Stephenson or Tucker. Both of those programs are elite but the county itself sucks. Coach Montgomery is a class act and he knows his stuff. It’s going to be interesting…..MJACK


March 30th, 2011
2:24 pm

Whoever the new head coach at North Atlanta had better be aware of the situation that they are getting into. Alot of micro-managing going on there from the top of the athletic department which has driven the first successful football coach in 15 years away and a highly successful baseball coach. Montgomery will motivate those kids at Shiloh and he will have the support of the athletic department and the administration. Something that he didnt have at North Atlanta. It pains me to say this because I am an alum of North Atlanta. As long as the same structure is at the top of the athletic department then no coach will succeed there.

Hit A Single

March 30th, 2011
4:01 pm

The one that wins the most games will be the most successful. It is sad but in today’s spoiled society that is all that counts.


March 30th, 2011
10:29 pm

The new head football coach at Fayette County High School ( Michael Davis ), will definitely be the most successful this year. He will take the talent that has been squanderded away for the past three years and start a program that the county can be proud of.


March 31st, 2011
9:05 am

Osborne is the a dawg of a job. It will take a while to win there.

Oconee Dawg

March 31st, 2011
4:13 pm

Tim McFarlin will do an outstanding job at Blessed Trinity. Also he will be an outstanding adult figure for the students and players. Coach McFarlin is an outstanding young man, I was blessed to have coached him at Milton High School. He is one of the young men that I admire because of his work habits and he is a christian. Good luck Coach McFarlin.


March 31st, 2011
6:03 pm

How about LaGrange’s Donnie Branch? The guy has been Steve Pardue’s right hand man all these years and I expect him to keep the Grangers competitive moving forward.


April 1st, 2011
8:08 am

Fayette County High School Football is a joke. Nobody cares about it. Stick with basketball….. This new coach had no idea what he was getting into and he has clueless administration around him… It’s ashame because there are athletes there but without support from up top and having your own staff and parent support and community support…… There will be disaster.

cat doc

April 1st, 2011
10:37 am

Irwin County with head coach Jon Lindsey.


April 11th, 2011
1:24 am

The new coaching hire for Northwest Whitfield will be the most successful next year. That team has some proven and unproven talent that just needs some southern motivation so that they understand that they can be better than the past and this young team can exceed all expectations.


April 20th, 2011
2:10 pm

Howie DeCristofaro at Milton will be the most successful.


April 20th, 2011
8:13 pm

Tim McFarlin will do a great job but Justin Sanderson maybe in a better situation talent wise. McFarlin may have to transform kids who’ve been running an option oriented offense. Montgomery is a solid coach and did okay at North Atlanta. But lets be real here, he really beat up on cup cakes. In 3 years he didn’t beat one team with a winning record. He won’t be able to go cupcake city at Shiloh, the smaller schools will stay away from the bigger boys. It will also be interesting to see what Zito does at Dacula.