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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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Newfound Defensive Star McKinnon Leads Georgia Southern into FCS Semis

By Associated Press (via 12/11/2011, 1:45am EST

QB-to-DB conversion pays off with 2 INT in playoffs

GHSA Sets New Regions for 2012-14

By Carlton D. White (, Marietta Daily Journal 12/07/2011, 12:01am EST

Jackets join Kell, Osborne, Pope, Riverwood

Class of 2012 Recruiting Profiles

By 11/23/2011, 11:30pm EST

Record-setting Seniors have speed, size, versatility

Classifications Shift to Six, Moving Cobb Schools to Classes 5A, 6A

By John Bednarowski, Sports Editor, Marietta Daily Journal ( 11/22/2011, 1:30am EST

Allatoona, Kell, Osborne, Pope, Sprayberry 5A

Football 2011: A Record-Setting Season for 8 Seniors, 2 Juniors, Head Coach, Program

By 11/20/2011, 12:30am EST

Many Sprayberry football records bested/matched

Six Jackets to Play in Cobb All-Star Senior Bowl V

By 11/19/2011, 12:01pm EST

Sat, Dec 17 ... McEachern HS ... 2 pm

Carter Becomes Breakout Back at Morehouse

By William Bretherton (, Marietta Daily Journal 11/16/2011, 12:45am EST

Finishes with 1,495 yds rushing, 6.4 avg, 19 TDs

Scoring Spree Puts Away Sprayberry

By Matt Nascone (Marietta Daily Journal Sports Writer) 11/12/2011, 12:01am EST

Tucker 44 ... Sprayberry 14

Class AAAA Playoff Preview

By Georgia High School Football Daily 11/08/2011, 4:00am EST

Favorite: Tucker ... Sleeper: Heritage-Conyers

Sprayberry Visits Tucker in First Round of AAAA Playoffs

By 11/06/2011, 9:00am EST

#28 Yellow Jackets take on #2 Tigers

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