These are the longest-tenured coaches in Class AAA (the numbers of seasons listed include 2013):
18 – Frank Barden, Cartersville
15 – Ulysses Hawthorne, Beach
13 – J.B. Arnold, Jefferson Co.
13 – Bob Christmas, North Hall
13 – Paul Standard, St. Pius
12 – Dan Duff, Rockmart
11 – Jeff Lee, Dawson County
10 – Eric Williams, Jackson (Atlanta)
9 – J.T. Pollock, Appling Co.
9 – Jess Simpson, Buford
9 – Pete Wiggins, Callaway
Jefferson and Gainesville, both of northeast Georgia, won their first state championships in 2012. What had been the most recent northeast Georgia school to win a state title in football? (Answer Friday)
Answer to Wednesday’s question: The only school other than Tucker with a winning record against Marist head coach Alan Chadwick is Thomas County Central (6-1). No other schools have beaten Marist more than three times in the Chadwick era (1985-present).
“The only difference between a champ and a chump is U.”
- Richmond Academy coach Chris Hughes
GHSF Daily asked coaches during the offseason if they have a favorite quote, saying or motto. We’ll run a different one each day. Coaches are invited to add to our list.
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