Best records in first five seasons at a school

Franklin Stephens’ five-year record at Tucker was 64-6. How does that compare with the first five years at a school for other coaches? We found 18 who lost or tied fewer than 10 games over their first five seasons at their new schools. Let us know if we missed any. Only six of the 18 were first-time head coaches. Among those, Stephens has the third-fewest losses and ties.

68-3 – Jess Simpson, Buford (2005-09)

53-4 – Carlton Lewis, West Point (1948-52)*

52-4 – Robert Davis, Warner Robins (1973-77)

62-5 – Jack Johnson, Mitchell-Baker (1988-92)

53-5-2 – Bill Corry, Morgan County (1956-60)*

64-6 – Franklin Stephens, Tucker (2007-11)*

59-6 – Jeff Herron, Camden County (2000-05)

58-6 – C.B. Cornett, Macon County (1990-94)

56-6 – Wayman Creel, Lakeside-Atlanta (1970-74)

53-6 – Mike Hodges, West Rome (1979-83)

63-7 – Rick Tomberlin, Washington County (1992-96)

62-7-2 – Greg Oglesby Manchester (1994-98)

51-8-1 – Jimmy Dorsey, McEachern (1984-88)

58-9 – Alan Chadwick, Marist (1985-89)*

57-9 – Bob Sphire, North Gwinnett (2006-10)

57-9 – Chad Campbell, Peach County (2007-11)*

55-9 – Milan Turner, ECI (2005-09)*

56-9 – Steve Pennington, Statesboro (2004-08)

43-9 – Norman Faircloth, Fort Valley (1949-53)

*Indicates this was his first head coaching job.

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11 comments Add your comment

Flyer

August 31st, 2012
8:11 am

Just barely on the outside is T. McFerrin at Peachtree. His first 5 years was 47-9-2.

"THE CANNON RULES"

August 31st, 2012
9:07 am

You are missing John Reid / EAST PAULDING…

He went 49 / 13 over the first five years and 60 / 15 thru year 6 (Last Year)…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!

C'mon CANNON

August 31st, 2012
9:53 am

I know you are proud of your old coach but the the article clearly says

“We found 18 who lost or tied fewer than 10 games over their first five seasons at their new schools”

“Fewer than ten” is the key phrase in the sentence.

ALL TUCKERRED UP

August 31st, 2012
10:50 am

@ the cannon rules

TICK…TICK…TICK
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
MY BRAIN IS DEAD !!!!!

KyleG

August 31st, 2012
4:48 pm

Lowndes High’s Randy Mcpherson went 58-9 with 3 state championships in his first 5. How did you leave that out?

WarEagle

August 31st, 2012
5:13 pm

Actually, McPherson went 52-11 in his first five seasons at Lowndes, having gone 6-4 in season 5. http://ghsfha.org/coaches.php?gSchool=Lowndes? His 6th season was the 3d state title.

moto

September 1st, 2012
12:02 am

How about listing the coaches with the best beginning record at a new high school or an existing school starting a football program. I’m not as impressed by a coach who takes over a winning program.

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 1st, 2012
8:37 pm

@ C’mon CANNON…

Actually the article is titled…”Best records in first five seasons at a school”

@ ALL TUCKERRED UP…

If you had ever been to EAST stadium “THE BONEYARD” you would understand why I finish every post like that.

ST PIUS fan

September 2nd, 2012
12:22 am

If you went to a real school like St Pius you would understand the whole article.

slydog

September 2nd, 2012
12:53 am

Corey Jarvis 49-11 at MLK

Tiger4Life

September 4th, 2012
4:17 pm

Coach Ballard was 56-8 in his five years @ Tucker