Jake Burgdorf named Falcons Coach of the Week


Credit: Burgdorf

Credit: Burgdorf

McEachern flag football coach Jake Bergdorf led the McEachern flag football team to an 18-1 record before losing in the Elite 8 last season and has helped nurture the budding sport across the state. It is qualities like that which helped him win the ninth Falcons Coach of the Week award, narrowly beating out North Oconee’s Tyler Aurandt and Mountain View’s Heather Brindle.

Burgdorf spent time creating the Georgia Flag Football Coaches Association (GFFCA) for all the coaches in Georgia and helped initiate a fast and easy way for all flag football coaches to communicate quickly and efficiently throughout the year. He has talked to many coaches around the state about how to successfully set up a winning culture and grow the sport in their respective communities.

He has organized flag football clinics for the community which sparked interest in the elementary and middle schools around the area to participate in flag football leagues. Leagues has started to pop up around the community of Powder Springs due to the success of the McEachern program.

As part of the Coach of the Week program, presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the NFL and Atlanta Falcons recognized ten (10) head high school varsity tackle and girls flag football coaches across the states of Georgia and Alabama for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes lives on and off the field.

Each winning head coach received a $1,000 grant for their football program, a commemorative Atlanta Falcons item and recognition from the Atlanta Falcons and AJC at a game this season.