T. McFerrin is moving in on a milestone that he didn’t realize until notified last week. He can become the ninth coach to win 300 games in Georgia today when his Jefferson team plays North Oconee.
McFerrin’s overall coaching record is 323-98-4, with 24 of those victories coming in Tennessee, his home state.
“This is a tough game to try to get it on because this is the best we’ve played by far,” McFerrin said of North Oconee, which has a 4-0 record, same as Jefferson’s.
McFerrin’s 323 victories overall rank fifth among coaches who have spent most of their careers in Georgia. It is second among active coaches behind Lincoln County’s Larry Campbell.
“There are a lot of great coaches in Georgia that I have respect for who don’t have 300,” McFerrin said, “so it would be an honor.”
Here are the 10 coaches with the most victories in Georgia:
452 – Larry Campbell, Lincoln County
353 – Robert Davis, Warner Robins, Westside (Macon)
346 – Dan Pitts, Mary Persons
323 – Luther Welsh, Thomson, Screven County, Greene County, Camden County, Dougherty, Warrenton
317 – Bill Chappell, Dalton
315 – Wayman Creel, Northside (Atlanta), Lakeside (Atlanta), Westminster
314 – Dwight Hochstetler, Greenville, Bowdon
302 – Nick Hyder, West Rome, Valdosta
299 – T. McFerrin, Jefferson, South Gwinnett, Elberrt County, Tucker, SE Whitfield, Peachtree, Forest Park, Lithonia
295 – Rodney Walker, Mary Persons, Sandy Creek, Peach County, Stephens County, Cartersville, West Rome, Habersham Central, Gilmer, Villa Rica
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