Falcons Coach of the Week: Maurice Dixon, Creekside High School

Creekside has won two region titles in four years under coach Maurice Dixon. (For the AJC)

Credit: For the AJC

Credit: For the AJC

Creekside has won two region titles in four years under coach Maurice Dixon. (For the AJC)

In Maurice Dixon’s first season at Creekside in 2017, the team went 0-10. The Week 6 Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has since led the Seminoles to two region titles and to think team first.

He told the AJC earlier this season: “We play Creekside football. We run the football, play great defense and play fast and physical. We have some talented guys, but the strength of our team and the reason for our success is we play for Creekside, not individual success. Nobody cares who makes the play, who scores the touchdown. Our kids just want to do everything it takes to win.”

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

Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week for 2021

Week 1: Craig Coleman, Luella

Week 2: Rich Fendley, Bowdon

Week 3: William Felton, Decatur

Week 4: Wesley Tankersley, Stephens County

Week 5: Marquis Westbrook, Warner Robins

Week 6: Maurice Dixon, Creekside

Week 7: Zach Corcoran, St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School

Week 8: Leroy Hood, Pebblebrook

Week 9: Rodney Hackney, Riverdale

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