Charlton County is the only high school for which Rich McWhorter has coached. He came to Folkston out of Southern Illinois University as an assistant in 1989, and he's been there since. He's not the only one who seems to enjoy small-school coaching. Head coaches in Class A stay on the job longer than in any other classification, an average of 5.42 seasons. It's 4.71 for the state as a whole. Fifteen Class A head coaches are at their alma maters.
29 - Rich McWhorter, Charlton County
25 - Don Williams, George Walton Academy
23 - James Hagins, Wilkinson County
20 - Vincent Huff, Terrell County
19 - Greg Moore, First Presbyterian
17 - Chris Kelley, Glascock County
17 - Tommy Atha, Darlington
15 - Jim Dickerson, Clinch County
13 - Franklin Pridgen, Wesleyan
12 - Jonathan Gess, Eagle's Landing Christian
12 - Don Norton, Johnson County
11 - Mitch Jordan, Mount Paran Christian
11 - Matthew Gruhn, Lakeview Academy
11 - Rodney Hester, Central (Talbotton)
10 - Dennis Coyle, Savannah Country Day
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