Falcons Coach of the Week: Marquis Westbrook, Warner Robins High School

Warner Robins coach Marquis Westbrook celebrates with the trophy after their 62-28 win against against Cartersville in the Class 5A state high school football final Dec. 30, 2020, at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta. (Jason Getz/For the AJC)

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Warner Robins coach Marquis Westbrook celebrates with the trophy after their 62-28 win against against Cartersville in the Class 5A state high school football final Dec. 30, 2020, at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta. (Jason Getz/For the AJC)

Warner Robins coach Marquis Westbrook, whose team won the 2020 Class 5A championship, is the Week 5 Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Westbrook is a former Crisp County quarterback who played at Florida. He joined Warner Robins’ staff in 2016 and became head coach in 2019.

Warner Robins had lost in overtime in the 2018 and 2019 state finals before overpowering Cartersville 62-28 in the state finals in December.

He told the AJC earlier this year about his championship squad: “It was a family-oriented team. The guys just came to work every day and did their jobs. It was just a really good group of seniors. The Cartersville game was just the icing on the cake.”

Each winner of the Coach of the Week program receives a $1,000 grant for their football program, a commemorative Falcons item and recognition from the Falcons and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. | Nominate a coach