GHSF Daily has identified 18 Georgia head coaches who won state titles as players in Georgia. If there are others, let us know.
*Cortez Allen, M.L. King (1995 SW DeKalb)
*Lee Belknap, McIntosh (1991 Cartersville)
*Steve Devoursney, Griffin (1988 R.E. Lee)
*Olten Downs, Creekside (2000 Shaw)
*John Ford, Roswell (1996 Brookwood)
*Cherrard Freeman, Warren County (1993, 1995 Lincoln County)
*Ulysses Hawthorne, Beach (1975 Central Macon)
*Hal Lamb, Calhoun (1981 Commerce)
*Jeff Littleton, Bainbridge (1987 Worth County)
*Clay Livingston, Chattooga (1988 Warner Robins)
*Mike McDonald, Newnan (1987 Morrow)
*Roger Metts, Clinch County (1991 Clinch County)
*Reggie Mitchell, Americus-Sumter (1989, 1990 Valdosta)
*Eric Parker, Burke County (1983 Mitchell-Baker)
*Tommy Parks, Harris County (1988 R.E. Lee)
*Mike Parris, Heritage-Conyers (1979 Redan)
*Ben Reaves, Walnut Grove (1982 Valdosta)
*Jason Strickland, Fitzgerald (1991 Clinch County)
Which active head coaches have won state championships as a head coach and a player in Georgia? (Answer Friday)
Answer to Wednesday’s question: Calhoun and Camden County have the longest active streaks of region titles with 12. The only longer streak in state history is the 17 of Lincoln County from 1982 to 1998.
- Temple coach Seth Rogers
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