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List: States where the semifinal coaches played high school football

Georgia has been called one of the best states for attracting top football coaches. Salaries, administrative support and the quality of play are cited as the main reasons. Most of the head coaches in the semifinals are not from Georgia. Here's where each of the 32 played high school football.


Pete Wiggins, Callaway 


John Hunt, Woodward Acad. 

Randy McPherson, Lowndes 

Al Morrell, Fellowship Christ. 

Buddy Nobles, Irwin Co. 

Bill Stewart, North Gwinnett 


Bryant Appling, Buford 

Mike Chastain, Jones Co. 

Maurice Freeman, Brooks Co. 

Eric Godfree, Parkview 

Clint Jenkins, Dacula 

Chris Kirksey, Marion Co. 

Matt LeZotte, Richmond Hill 

Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity 

Chad Phillips, Starr's Mill 

Dondrial Pinkins, Pelham 

Franklin Pridgen, Wesleyan 

Don Tison, Clinch Co. 

Marquis Westbrook, Warner Robins 


Zach Grage, Thomasville 

Todd Winter, Holy Innocents' 

North Carolina 

Tim Hardy, GAC 

Travis Noland, Oconee Co. 

New Jersey 

Jason Cameron, Jenkins 

New York 

Richard Morgan, Marietta 

Gary Varner, Allatoona 


Matt Dickmann, Harrison 

Miguel Patrick, Cedar Grove 

South Carolina 

Brett Garvin, Sandy Creek 

Jonathan Gess, ELCA 


Roger Holmes, Dublin 


Brad Haber, Crisp Co. 

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