Coaches:
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a wonderful
Christmas. Congratulations to all of our Region/State winners in
Volleyball and Softball, and to the Football Region winners. Remember to
participate in any GACA All-State selection and to order a plaque, you
must be a member.

There are several all-star football games that are being planned in
December/January. The GACA All-Star Football game has been cancelled, so
if you are coaching in any of these games, you need to make sure that the
organization that is running the event will be able to cover you with
liability insurance. If it is not GACA sponsored, you are not covered.

Covid-19 has been very difficult for all of us. It hit close to our
organization with the passing of Past President Eddie Ashley. We are not
going to defeat this disease unless we all pull together and protect
ourselves and our fellow citizens. Please be safe.

Bobby McAllister

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The GACA deeply regrets the cancellation of the 2020 Georgia Army National Guard All Star Football Classic. Covid-19 restrictions and protocols have required the GACA to make the safety of players, coaches, parents, and support personnel a priority in cancelling the game this year. The GACA will recognize an ALL STAR team by selecting a roster from the Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors that you nominate from your Football Program. Please nominate your players TODAY and call the GACA Office if you have any questions!

To nominate a Senior Class of 2021 through Sophomore Class of 2022 Georgia High School Football Player for the 2020 All-Star Game, please complete the following form. This form will officially submit this player to our review committee to be considered during the selection process.

Nominate Your Players TODAY!  NOMINATE HERE 

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Due to Covid-19 concerns for the athletes, host schools, and support
staff, the GACA has cancelled the Volleyball and Football All-Star games
for 2020.
The Softball clinic in December is still being evaluated and we will be in
constant discussion about our 2021 scheduled events.
Stay safe and healthy,

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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 very much. Now lets give Coach Willoughby our support and keep the tournament growing. Bobby McAllister

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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 football association you must be a member of the GACA. New membership will begin on April 1, 2020 with GACA dues at $55.00 per coach and GFCA dues are $25.00 per coach.

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Beginning March 1, 2020 the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association is proud to announce their partnership with the Georgia High School Football Daily. Starting in August you will get information on high school football in Georgia and also be able to keep up with what is happening with the GACA. The GHFS Daily is 5 days a week and it is free starting in August and going through December. Contact Ted Lanford, Marketing Director at 404-536-1691.

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GACA is sad to announce: Coach Terry Tuck passed away February 17, 2020.. A Memorial service will be
Saturday February 29th at the Clayton, Ga. FUMC. Visitation is at 10:00am
and the service will be at 11:00am.

 

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As of February 12, 2020. A coach who wins multiple championships in a
sport will receive one plaque with all championships listed. All region
winners
who have submitted forms to the GACA office will not be sent to process
until State Champions have been decided.
EXAMPLE:

SCHOOL NAME
COACHES NAME
REGION OR AREA CHAMPIONSHIP
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IF APPLICABLE

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Great Georgia Army National Guard/GACA North/South All-Star Football Games at Denmark High school stadium. Sophomore South won 33-20 and Tyree West of Tift Co. was MVP. The Junior South team won 9-3 and Warner Robins Jaylon Rutherford was the MVP. The South Seniors won 31-21 and Enrico Harden from Mary Person was the MVP.

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It has been brought to my attention that there are discussions by certain groups that would encourage school administrators to turn in coaches who are ejected from athletic contest to the Professional Standard Commission. Coaches please try to remember that your games are an extension of the school day, and many sets of eyes are fixed on your actions.

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GACA dues are now $65.


Congratulations to the Hall of Fame inductees for 2019. Pamela Carter-Cheer, Dwight Hochstetler-Football, Matt Troutman and Dr. Aaron “Pete” Geter-Basketball, Bobby Howard-Baseball.

Special Awards was presented to: A. Nicholas Brown Jr.- Official of the Year, Tommy Palmer-“Corky” Kell Award, Alan Smith- Sam Burke Award, Phyllis Skinner- Beverly Sanders Raines Award, Hal Lamb- Dwight Keith Award, Ronnie Parson- Lee Murray Award, George Spencer-Lifetime Membership Award, Maurice Freeman- Nike Coach of the Year, John Page- Executive Director Award.

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The GACA is proud to become a partner with the Georgia Athletic Officials Association. It will be our goal to help promote information for recruitment of people interested in becoming high school referees, promoting model conduct by our coaches, and working to make the game time experience positive for the fans and officials.

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The GHSA has many difficult decisions to make each year. As executive director of the GACA I have a vote.   Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail and voice your opinion on upcoming issues.

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The GACA wants to Congratulate one of its own…Former Executive Director of the GACA, Terry Rogers, is being inducted into the GADA Hall of Fame at this years conference. CONGRATS to Terry and his family for this well deserved honor.

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New Membership policy for school year 2019-2020. April 1, 2019-June 30, 2019 $50.00 per Coach. July 1, 2019-September 15, 2019 $55.00 per coach. After September 15, 2019 $65.00 per coach. Membership begins August 1, 2019-ends July 31, 2020.