Falcons Coach of the Week: Zach Corcoran, St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School

Zach Corcoran is the girls flag football coach at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School.  (Courtesy of St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School)

Credit: Courtesy of St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School

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Zach Corcoran is the girls flag football coach at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. (Courtesy of St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School)

Credit: Courtesy of St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School

Girls flag football coach Zach Corcoran, of St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, is the Week 7 Falcons Coach of the Week, presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Corcoran, an alumni of the Columbus school who also coaches the girls soccer teams, started the football team in 2020.

Girls flag football became a championship varsity sport last fall. More than 75 schools statewide participate. In the inaugural season, Corcoran led the Lady Vikings to a region championship and a spot among the 16 teams in the GHSA state playoffs. The finals are played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

“He is an enthusiastic advocate for our female athletes and has worked to make sure they have opportunities for training and competition,” coach Corcoran’s nomination says.

The Arthur M. Blank Foundation and the Falcons funded a pilot program with high school club teams for two years before the GHSA became the fourth state association to sanction girls flag football. The program also has support from the NFL.

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