Longevity an Exception in Georgia HS Coaches

August 10, 2011

Some high school football coaches are lucky to last more than a few years at a particular high school.

Either they run out of talent and are run out of town, or they make the wrong supporter mad. Some are able to maintain their head coaching positions without a good season every year. So, certainly, it's a mixture of things that can keep a person in the head coaching position at a single school for more than 10 years.

Currently only 7 have been head coach at their current school for 20 or more years, counting the coming season.

And only one man in Georgia has been head coach at his current school for more than 30 years, and more than 35 years, and now in his 40th season.

Compiled from recent editions of the Georgia HS Football Daily newsletter, here's the list of those current men who've been head coach at their present school for more than a decade:

40 - Larry Campbell, Lincoln County
29 - Buck Godfrey, SW DeKalb
27 - Alan Chadwick, Marist
24 - Dwight Hochstetler, Bowdon
22 - Rich McWhorter, Charlton County
21 - Michael Gunn, Athens Academy
20 - Gerry Romberg, Westminster
19 - Cecil Flowe, Parkview
18 - Jim Walsh, Bradwell Institute
18 - Don Williams, George Walton Academy
16 - Ron Gartrell, Stephenson
16 - Mike Parris, Jackson
16 - Jimmie Lewis, Harlem
16 - James Hagins, Wilkinson County
16 - Frank Barden, Cartersville
14 - John Williams, Calhoun County
13 - Vincent Huff, Terrell County
13 - Ulysses Hawthorne, Beach
13 - Keith Maloof, Norcross
13 - Hal Lamb, Calhoun
12 - Ricky Tolleson, Bremen
12 - Mickey Conn, Grayson
12 - Jeff Herron, Camden County
12 - Greg Moore, First Presbyterian
11 - Trey Woolf, Early County
11 - Steve DeVoursney, Griffin
11 - Ronnie Millen, Grady
11 - Paul Standard, St. Pius
11 - Mike Rozier, Henry County
11 - J.B. Arnold, Jefferson County
11 - Brian Dameron, Cherokee
11 - Bob Christmas, North Hall
11 - Al Hughes, Lovejoy