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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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Varsity Game 8 Standouts

By 10/30/2012, 8:00pm EDT

Torrey Richardson, Corey Cooper, Keith Hampton, Derrik Johnson, Shane Young, Atuan Johnson, Tevin Moore, Malik Young, Miles Wallace

Sprayberry Throws Away Chances Against Kell

By Justin Hobday, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Correspondent 10/27/2012, 2:30am EDT

Turnovers undermine otherwise solid effort

Great Job, Jackets Fans!

By 10/23/2012, 1:00pm EDT

Crowd support is key in tough games

GAME 8 PREVIEW > Kell Longhorns

By 10/22/2012, 10:45pm EDT

Longhorns #1 in SubRegion and #11 in Class 5A

Varsity Game 7 Standouts

By 10/22/2012, 12:01am EDT

Shane Young, Miles Wallace, Torrey Richardson, Rodrigo Blankenship, Atuan Johnson

Greyhounds Escape by Depth of Crossbar

By John Bednarowski, Marietta Daily Journal, 10/19/2012, 1:30am EDT

Miles Wallace catches two Shane Young TD passes ... Torrey Richardson snags INT

All Jackets on Deck!

By 10/16/2012, 10:00am EDT

Jackets Fans Needed at Pope Thursday Night! Be on TV!

GAME 7 PREVIEW > Pope Greyhounds

By 10/14/2012, 12:15am EDT

'East Cobb Clash' with Pope next SubRegion scuffle for Sprayberry

Varsity Game 6 Standouts

By 10/14/2012, 12:01am EDT

Rodrigo Blankenship, Tevin Moore, Sawyer Page, Shane King, Derrik Johnson, Malik Young, Hayden Langston

Jackets Hold Off Raiders as the Defense Takes the Offensive

By Jeff Dickinson, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Correspondent 10/13/2012, 1:40am EDT

Sawyer Page and Tevin Moore each have 'scoop-and-scores'

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