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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.


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Nine Jackets Receive 2012 All-Region Honors

By Georgia High School Football Daily 12/10/2012, 12:30pm EST

Rodrigo Blankenship, Corey Cooper, Derrik Johnson, Torrey Richardson, Miles Wallace, Malik Young tapped for '1st Team'

Eight Jackets Set Sprayberry Football Records in 2012

By 11/21/2012, 6:00pm EST

Atuan Johnson, Malik Young, Rodrigo Blankenship, Willy Dorcin, Charles Cook, Shane King, Seth Young, Shane Young

Varsity Game 10 Standouts

By 11/12/2012, 10:45pm EST

Shane Young, Jontae Williams, Shane King, Keith Hampton

Sequoyah brings Sprayberry's season to a close

By Emily Horos (, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Writer 11/10/2012, 2:30am EST

Jackets finish 2012 season at 3-7 overall

Sprayberry Seniors ready for Frazier Stadium farewell

By 11/08/2012, 8:30pm EST

Final home game for Class of 2013 approaches

GAME 10 PREVIEW > Sequoyah Chiefs REMATCH!

By 11/06/2012, 12:01am EST

Jackets battle Chiefs for playoff spot

Collegiate Athletics Recruiting Seminar at Woodstock High School

By 11/05/2012, 3:45pm EST

Monday, November 12, 2012, between 7-8 pm ... Free of charge for players and parents ... All sports discussed

Varsity Game 9 Standouts

By 11/03/2012, 6:00pm EDT

Shane Young, Miles Wallace, Sawyer Page, Derrik Johnson, Atuan Johnson, Keith Hampton, Tevin Moore, Malik Young

Sprayberry Holds Off Osborne

By by Marcel Pourtout, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Correspondent 11/03/2012, 2:40am EDT

Jackets even SubRegion record with win

GAME 9 PREVIEW > Osborne Cardinals

By 10/30/2012, 8:45pm EDT

SW SubRegion Play-In seeding at stake in 'Crosstown Throwdown'

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