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Anyone that knows Sprayberry Football also knows the Wiggington family. Read this great article from the Marietta Daily Journal.

"By God's Grace"
Marietta Daily Journal

by Kim Isaza

The Sprayberry family mourns the loss of Coach Paty

Coach John Paty



Coach John Marshall Paty, 67, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Southlake, TX. John was born July 27, 1942 in Fayetteville, NC to Helen Early Marshall and John Wendell Paty. The family moved to Knoxville, TN when John was a young boy. He graduated from McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. Being an outstanding athlete, John received a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee in 1961 and lettered three years. After coaching high school football in Tennessee several years, John was offensive coordinator at Samford University in Birmingham, AL from 1969-1972. Samford won a national championship (Div 2) in 1971. From 1973 - 1990 John was head football coach at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, GA. His teams won two regional championships and John was awarded coach of the year in 1978 and 1982. Later he coached cross country and track at Sprayberry before retiring in 2006. In addition to his love of coaching, John's passions were supporting Tennessee football and running 10K and half marathons. He was admired and respected by all those who knew him. John was preceded in death by his parents, and he is survived by his sister, Barbara Paty. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to send a donation to McCallie, Sprayberry or the University of Tennessee athletics in his memory. There will be a memorial service on Aug. 8th at 3:00 pm at PeidmontChurch.  


Donations to Sprayberry can be made to:


Sprayberry Touchdown Club

2525 Sandy Plains Rd.

Marietta, GA  30066

Please put "John Paty" in the memo field of your check.


The Touchdown Club is a 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible.

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New Helmet Incentive

By Coach Shackelford 03/22/2012, 8:47am EDT

Would you like to have a BRAND NEW HELMET for 2012?

Yellow Jackets to attend FCA "IN THE ZONE" Camp

By Coach Shackelford 03/18/2012, 10:05am EDT

Sprayberry Football "BLACK SHIRT ACADEMY" for Quarterbacks

By Coach Shackelford 02/26/2012, 10:43pm EST

Quarterbacks check this out!

Come check out former Superstars of the WWE & WCW!

UCW Wrestling 'SUPERCLASH' at Sprayberry ... Featuring Buff Bagwell & Scott Steiner

By Coach Shackelford 02/07/2012, 9:22am EST

Doors open at 6:30 pm ... Matches start at 7:30 pm ... Don't miss the action!

2012 Signing Day Party

By Coach Shackelford 02/01/2012, 12:59am EST

2012 National Letter of Intent Signees

Senior OL Jibrin Linge Receives All-State and All-Region Awards

By 01/01/2012, 1:00am EST

Eight Yellow Jackets earn All-Region honors

2011 Division II Coaches' All-America Team Announced

By American Football Coaches Association ( 12/20/2011, 1:00am EST

Junior RB David Carter (SHS '09) honored

Five Senior Jackets Receive 2011 All-County Football Awards

By 12/19/2011, 12:01am EST

Linge, Atkins, Brownridge, Richardson, Suri honored

Americans Win Down-to-the-Wire Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl V

By Carlton D. White, Marietta Daily Journal Sports ( 12/18/2011, 1:00am EST

Myles Atkins grabs INT ... Cazimon Suri kicks FG

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