Coaches since 2000 who took a second school to the semifinals

Ed Dudley of Ware County, Franklin Stephens of Tucker and Amos McCreary of Whitewarter this season achieved the feat of leading a second school to the GHSA semifinals. Sixteen coaches since 2000 have completed that accomplishment. They are:

Bill Ballard (2003 Tucker, 2008 Peachtree Ridge)

Buzz Busby (1991 Kendrick, 2000 Statesboro)

Danny Cronic (1983 LaGrange, 2002 East Coweta)

Robert Davis (1976 Warner Robins, 2000 Westside)

Ed Dudley (2004 Walton, 2012 Ware County)

Mike Earwood (1989 Cartersville, 2000 Starr’s Mill)

Sid Fritts (2003 Vidalia, 2008 Rome)

Jeff Herron (1999 Oconee County, 2002 Camden County)

Amos McCreary (2000 Creekside, 2012 Whitewater)

Bruce Miller (2001 North Forsyth, 2002 Gainesville)

Eric Parker (2002 Laney, 2010 Burke County)

Mike Parris (1995 Forest Park, 2000 Jackson)

Dan Ragle (1996 Americus, 2004 Ware County)

Franklin Stephens (2007 Tucker, 2012 Lamar County)

Rayvan Teague (2000 Swainsboro, 2010 Carrollton)

Frank Vohun (1991 Villa Rica, 2000 Washington-Wilkes)

Notes: The years listed include the first season in which the coach took that school to the semifinals. The list does not include T. McFerrin, who has led five schools to the semifinals, most recently Jefferson this season, but took his second school to the semis 41 years ago at Forest Park. The list includes only coaches who have taken two GSHA schools to the semifinals. Ten coaches have taken two GISA schools to the semifinals since 2000, including Mark Farriba, who has led Prince Avenue Christian into the GHSA semifinals this season.

Source: GHSFHA.com

Produced by Georgia High School Football Daily, a free e-mail newsletter. To join the mailing list, click here.

4 comments Add your comment

Chris Phelps

December 7th, 2012
8:03 am

Your research is in error. In 1995 T. McFerrin led Elbert County to the semifinals against Lovett, and won the State Championship the next week.

Todd Holcomb

December 7th, 2012
8:17 am

Chris -

These are coaches who achieved the feat since 2000. T. McFerrin took his second school to the semifinals in 1971.

As we noted at the bottom: ”The list does not include T. McFerrin, who has led five schools to the semifinals, most recently Jefferson this season, but took his second school to the semis 41 years ago at Forest Park. ”

Region 7-AAA

December 7th, 2012
10:57 am

Owned!

For the simple fact of not reading correctly.

J-Town

December 7th, 2012
3:11 pm

For all of you in Jackson you all need to look at Mike Parris’s coaching career and what a great coach he is. Great Job Coach Parris keep up the great work and all the coaches in the stands need to stay in the stands because that is what all of you are great at nothing.