T. McFerrin became the 14th coach to win GHSA state championships at two schools when he took Jefferson to the Class AA title last season. He won with Elbert County in 1995. There are 11 current Georgia head coaches who could join that list this season, although only a few are realistically positioned with state-contending schools. This list doesn’t include Jeff Herron, who is among the 14 with titles at two schools and now at a third school, Prince Avenue Christian. No coach has won with three schools.
*Lee Campbell, Crisp County (won with Hawkinsville)
*Terry Crowder, Creekview (Chattahoochee)
*Mike Earwood, Our Lady of Mercy (Cartersville)
*Rance Gillespie, Valdosta (Peach County)
*Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity (Roswell)
*Ed Pilcher, Berrien (Thomas County Central)
*Erik Soliday, Perry (Americus)
*John Starr, Salem (Josey)
*Franklin Stephens, Lamar County (Tucker)
*Rayvan Teague, Carrollton (Swainsboro)
*Milan Turner, Thomson (ECI)
There are three pairs of brothers who are head coaches in Georgia. Who are they? (Answer Wednesday)
Answer to Monday’s question: The last time that defending state champions played each other before last week’s Buford-Gainesville game was in 2010, when Sandy Creek (2009 AAAA champion) beat Peach County (2009 AAA champion) 35-17 in the AAA semifinals.
“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who can win get inside their players and motivate.” (Vince Lombardi)
- Westover coach Octavia Jones
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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