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The GACA Hall of Fame weekend scheduled for May 29-30 has been postponed until June 4-5, 2021. After 15 years I am turning the Chairmanship of the Lee Murrary Golf Tournament over to Coach Jon Willoughby. To all of the coaches who supported the tournament I thank you...

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GFCA Changes

Had a great Football Clinic in Macon on February 28/29. The Executive Board amended the by laws of the Georgia Head Football Coaches Association and changed the name to the Georgia Football Coaches Association so all football coaches may be members. To belong to the...

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The GACA Hall of Fame weekend scheduled for May 29-30 has been postponed
until June 4-5, 2021.


The GACA office will be closed until further notice. If you need anything please contact 

Executive Director:
Bobby McAllister  – / 706-988-8908

Assistant Executive Director:
Craig Davis  – / 912-294-5816

Executive Assistant:
Tracie York  – / 706-308-8703



Coaches make sure you follow state and local rules. You are not covered with your GACA insurance if you do things on your on time with your players during GHSA restrictions for COVID19.



The 2020 GACA Soccer and Softball All- Star games have been cancelled.


The GACA sends sympathy to the family and supporters on the passing of
Coach Rob Kellogg.


April 2:

Given the announcement yesterday by Governor Kemp, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that all GHSA activities and sports are cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. I especially want to commend the graduating seniors who have not only missed most of the spring season but prom, senior nights, awards ceremonies, possibly graduation, and spent the last few months away from their friends and classmates. Our seniors have a great deal to be proud of and while this is not the way any of us wanted it to end, I want to thank them for a job well done.

There have been quite a few requests for the GHSA to allow a 5th year of eligibility to students due to this crisis. There are no plans to grant an additional year. As sad and disappointing as this spring has been, there is a backward trickle effect and there are many unintended consequences associated with waiving this by-law. GHSA activities and sports are education-based and exist as an extension of the classroom. The culmination of all activities of a student is to lead to graduation and this will have taken place for our seniors. This is not the situation any of us would like to be in but the 8-semester rule will remain in effect.

Moving forward to this summer, there is not enough information to make decisions at this time. We await guidance from the NCAA on the Men’s Basketball Recruiting Event and will inform you where that stands as soon as we know something. As I stated in the newsletter earlier this week, I am concerned about the summer as well as the fall. I am hoping for the best but there is no information available that would allow for any decision regarding when practices and workouts will be allowed. There are no GHSA activities or practices allowed until further notice.

Again, this is not what anyone hoped for and I appreciate your continued support during this difficult time. As always, feel free to email or call if I can help you with anything or answer any questions.

Robin Hines

Robin Hines Executive Director Georgia High School Association 151 South Bethel Street Post Office Box 271 Thomaston, Georgia 30286 706-647-7473, Ext #41 FAX: 706-647-2638



Coaches, if you have not already – please nominate your players to be considered for the GHSA Top 100 camp in June. Follow @GHSACamp on Twitter for more updates as they become available. Thank you!



Membership to the Georgia Football Coaches Association will be for all
football coaches.

Beginning April 1, 2020 GACA membership for school year
2020-21 will be $55.00 and $25.00 for the GFCA.

To join the football
organization you must be a member of the GACA.



2019 GACA Football ALL STATE selections announced — CLICK HERE




Our 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees:


Max Bass

Cecil Flowe

Steve Pardue






Cecil Barber



Bill Thorn


Make sure you watch here for details on the induction ceremonies.



2019 — 2020 GACA Fast Pitch Junior All Star Rosters Announced.






Message from GHSA… May 14:


The Board of Trustees is keenly aware of the challenges you face with regard to physicals for the 2020-2021 school year. In response, they have approved an exception to allow physicals that are valid through the end of this school year to be valid through July 27, 2020 which is the first official date for practice for 2020-2021. This should assist schools in scheduling team physicals this summer or allow more time for your athletes to schedule a physical with their personal physician.

To Summarize: 1. Athletes with physicals valid through the end of this school year are given an exception through July 27, 2020. At that time a new physical for 2020-2021 must be on file prior to participation. 2. Any athlete whose physical expired prior to the end of the school year must have a current physical on file prior to participation. 3. Any student new to your school must have a current physical on file prior to participation. If the student is a transfer and brings a physical with them, it must meet the criteria listed above.

There have been numerous reports that the GHSA has released a return to practice for football. This is “fake news” as we have not released any schedule for return to practice. We are meeting with our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and gathering information from many different sources. We are Hopeful for a measured return with restrictions in June and hopefully the data will continue to support this effort. We will put a plan together as soon as possible for the Board of Trustees to consider and let you know as soon as this is completed. Until that time, all GHSA sports and activities are suspended.

For those Fall sports with Spring tryouts (cheer, volleyball, softball), schools will be allowed to schedule tryouts once we are cleared to return to practice. The GHSA Coaches Select Recruiting Event for basketball in June has been cancelled. The NCAA pushed its dead recruiting period up which conflict with the dates of the event. We will inform you of additional information regarding this event as we receive it.

The Board of Trustees agreed that the State Executive Committee will be best held in person rather than virtually. We will schedule this as soon as we receive guidance of when it is safe to do so. My thought and best guess would be that we could convene once the legislature resumes to finish their session. Again, more information will be forthcoming as soon as we receive it. Have a great day, stay safe and let me know if I can help you in any way.

Robin Hines

The GACA Hall of Fame weekend scheduled for May 29-30 has been postponed
until June 4-5, 2021.



GACA Hall of Fame Golf Tourney has been moved.

** Attention Golfers **

The 2nd Annual GACA Hall of Fame Golf Tournament Date Change!

The tournament will take place on July 20th at the Oak Mountain Championship Golf Club. Please mark your calendars! Contact Bill Bailey at 770-328-6769 or email for sponsorship opportunities and to register your team for the event.


GACA Board members, I would appreciate any help that you can give me in making our 2nd annual HOF golf tourney a success.  I need hole sponsors, teams and door prizes.  A hole sponsor from your school, Booster club, or Athletic teams would be fantastic.  Ask any Local golf courses to donate a certificate for a round of golf for a foursome. We had several schools and Sports teams sponsor holes last year. You will be amazed at the people that will assist if you only ask. Enclosed are forms for teams and a sponsorship form.   I’m looking forward to hearing from you.  Thanks


Below is what was sent to our last years participants.


We are in the organizing stages of our  2nd Annual GACA HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNEY FUNDRAISER.  SAVE THE DATE…..It will take place on Monday July 20th at Oak Mountain Golf Course in Carrollton, Georgia.

Last years tourney was a small success and we want this years tourney to be bigger and better than ever.   We already have a large field of door prizes including trips to the beach, Braves tickets, certificates for golf foursomes and a lot more.  If you are planning on getting a team please let me know ASAP.  Entry Fee is $500 per team, or $125 per player. WE will have Motel discounts and Sunday night activities for those that choose to come in on Sunday Night.  If you can’t get up a team let me know and we can try and put you on a team.

Hole sponsorships are $100 and if you want to sponsor one or know someone that will sponsor a hole please let me know.  Also any door prizes donated would be greatly appreciated.  Enclosed are forms for teams and a sponsorship form.   I’m looking forward to hearing from you.







Welcome to GACA HeadHunting Service for it’s members and schools.

The GACA boast the largest library of Georgia coaching resume’s and job postings for ALL high school sports in GEORGIA!

We are utilizing our vast network, connections and resources to match our members with job opportunities that arise in the state of Georgia. Along the same lines, employers have the ability to post a job and the GACA will provide a list of candidates to match the search. The GACA intends to help connect qualified “Georgia High School Coaches” with Georgia High School Administrators!





If you are having a camp(s) this year, it is very IMPORTANT to read this notification:

Participant Accident Insurance Notice




Hi, I’m Tracie and I am looking forward to answering any questions you may have about GACA.