The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association sends our prayers to the family
of Coach Buddy Nobles and all the Irwin Co. Indians.

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The GACA/GHFCA Coaching Conference will be February 29, 2020 at the Holiday Inn North, 3953 River Plaza Drive, Macon, Georgia 31210. Room Rate $105.00 + tax and includes breakfast.

There will be a social on Friday night the 28th and more details on the cost of registration and who will be speaking will be announced in the next two weeks.

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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.