MaxPreps Coach of the Week
Congratulations to our Coaches of the Week for 2019-2020.
The GACA / MaxPreps Coach of the Week Nominations are now open. Nominate your coach today. CLICK HERE
Head Football Coach – Clarke Central High School The Clarke Central Gladiators is coached by alumnus and former University of Georgia baseball coach David Perno, Clarke defeated the No. 1-ranked Wolves 31-28 to win Region 8-AAAAA. The region championship is Clarke’s first since 2011, and the victory was the program’s first over a No. 1-ranked team since 1982, when the Gladiators beat Warner Robins. It was Buford’s first region loss since 2012, covering 47 games. Buford’s on-the-field record in region games since 2001 had been 120-1 with a single defeat to Lovett in 2009.
Softball Coach – Banks County
Congrats to Coach Kelby Chronic, Banks County Head Softball Coach for being chosen GACA/MaxPreps Coach of the Week and for winning the 1st Softball State Championship in Banks County history!
First year head coach who loves his girls and always puts them first lead his the Banks County softball team in the playoffs that included wins over Bremen, Lamar County, and Rockmart in the Championship Brackets in Columbus!
Defensive Back Coach
Defensive Back Coach — Dalton HS
Coach Thompson is our defensive back coach and strength coach at Dalton High School. He builds great relationships with his students and players. Over the years, I have watch him have to discipline his students and before the conversation is over, I have heard him tell each one that he loves them. He truly has a passion for kids and our students.
Head Softball Coach — Creekview HS
Cross Country — Parkview HS
I am nominating Richard King (assistant coach) for Parkview ladies cross country. He is listed as “assistant” but has been the unoﬃcial “head” girls coach for a long time. Richard helped lead our girls to the Gwinnett County Championship, the ﬁrst women’s team title since 1997 (he was coaching for us then, too!!!). He has been a coach with our XC and T&F programs since 1994. He is a pillar of the community and a tremendous asset. Our XC program does not have a “stats” page, but I included the Gwinnett Daily Post article about our ladies winning.
Head Coach – Irwin County HS
Cheerleading Coach – Bacon County HS
Coach Boudreau has been coaching for many years but over the past 5 I have seen the quality of her athletes change tremendously. Her team this year looks amazingly strong and will ﬁnd their way to the top. Her daughter graduated last year and many thought she would retire from coaching. However, she continues to lead her athletes with greater diﬃculty and stamina to ﬁnd their way to the ﬂoor at State
Softball Coach — Strong Rock Christian School
Brittany Lewis was hired this year to take over a struggling program at Strong Rock Christian School. Last year the program went 7-11. She has no seniors on this year’s team and seven freshman, six of which that start. The season has been one of growth, development, and creating a new mindset to win. Their current record is 17-9, 6-1 in region play, and they just ﬁnished runner up last weekend in the top Diamond Division of the Morgan County Bulldog Classic against all large classiﬁcation public schools. Strong Rock has secured the 2 seed headed into the region 5-A tournament and is experiencing a very surprising turn around this year under new leadership.
Volleyball Coach — Northwest Whitfield HS
In partnership with GHSA’s September Cancer Awareness Month, Coach Ikerd organized a special fundraiser and planned a memorial night to honor a local community member and Northwest Whitﬁeld graduate who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in Feb. 2019. Donations for the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation were collected totaling over $300. She also led her team to two region victories on the special night.
Offensive Coordinator — Marietta HS
Jason Allen is entering his fourth season with the Blue Devils, and his 17th season coaching high school football. Coach Allen is a big reason that the Marietta Blue Devils are oﬀ to a 3-0 start with wins over Rome, St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, PA), and Collins Hill on Friday Night! Jason Allen is the Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebacker Coach this season. Prior to Marietta, Coach Allen was the Head Football Coach at Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Virginia from 2013-2015. He led the Panthers to three straight play-oﬀ appearances, and a top 10 defensive ranking in the state of Virginia among Division 5 schools. Congrats to Coach Jason Allen for being selected as the GACA / MaxPreps Coach of the Week! Thank you all for your nominations and remember to nominate your coaches in Football, Softball, Cheer or Cross Country each Week!
Head Football Coach — Calhoun HS
First win as new HC of Calhoun Yellow Jackets on the Corky Kell Classic stage following in the footsteps of a Georgia High School Coaching Legend (Hal Lamb)
Head Football Coach — Colquitt County
Coach Rogers opens up the Colquitt County 2019 Football Season with a 17-6 win over North Gwinnett in the Corky Kell Classic played in the Mercedez-Benz Dome in Atlanta on August 24, 2019! Coach Justin Rogers takes over a highly successful program after leaving a Jones County Football Team in which he amassed 45 wins and only 15 loses in the 4 years as Head Coach of Jones County High School in Gray Georgia. Coach Jones accepted the Head Coaching Position at Colquitt County High School in the midst of much turmoil surrounding the change in the position of head football coach at a school rich with tradition in the state and nationally.