List/Trivia/Quote: Coaches who are not from the South


About 90 percent of Georgia head coaches are from the South. Here are about 90 percent of those who are not:


Steve Horton, North Springs


Terry Crowder, Creekview

David Humphreys, Gordon Central


Jason Galt, North Forsyth

Bryan Gray, East Hall

Ed Koester, South Paulding

Mitch Olson, Oconee County


John Kovzell, Ola


Doug Giacone, Mountain View

Rich McWhorter, Charlton County

Scott Ryle, North Cobb Christian

Terry Tuley, North Oconee


David Radford, Cross Keys

John Reid, Tift County

Nic Vasilchek, Luella

Todd Winter, Pinecrest Academy


Brian Nelson, Mary Persons


Scott Burton, Marietta

New Jersey

Doug Britten, North Atlanta


Dave Svehla, Etowah

New York

John Diehl, Forest Park

Gary Varner, Allatoona


Matt Dickmann, Harrison

Kyle Hockman, McEachern

Matt Kemper, Pope

Joe Teknipp, Eagle’s Landing


James Soza, North Clayton


Larry Cornelius, Mitchell County

Kevin Shaffer, Hebron Christian

Thomas Tedder, Johnson (Savannah)


Mike Forester, Mount Pisgah Christian

Geoff Pastrick, Chapel Hill

West Virginia

Ahren Self, Clarke Central

Erik Soliday, Perry

Note: GHSF Daily has high school alma maters for 346 of 413 head coaches. Let us know if we are missing any coaches who should be on this list.


Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. What two Georgia schools are named after men who addressed the crowd at the event? (Answer Thursday)

Answer to Tuesday’s question: The four active Georgia coaches with more than 300 career victories are Larry Campbell of Lincoln County (471-81-3), Dwight Hochstetler of Bowdon (326-109-1), Barney Hester of Howard (322-135-8) and Alan Chadwick of Marist (311-55).


“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

- Hapeville Charter coach Winston Gordon

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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3 comments Add your comment


August 28th, 2013
9:36 am

I’d consider Arkansas a southern state, so Humphreys gets a pass.


August 28th, 2013
9:37 am

Add Crowder as well


August 28th, 2013
11:26 am

Nothing on the other side of the river is south.