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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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Torrey Richardson is Jackets' 48-Minute ‘Mr. Everything’

By Carlton D. White,, Marietta Daily Journal 10/12/2012, 12:15am EDT

All-purpose Senior seen at six positions this season

JV and Freshmen Face Milton in Season Finales

By 10/11/2012, 9:00am EDT

JV away ... Freshmen at home ... 5:30pm kickoffs

Brand new premium mattresses ... Delivery available

Sprayberry Mattress Fundraiser! Save up to 60% Off Retail!

By 10/10/2012, 11:45am EDT

Saturday, October 13 ... 10am-5pm ... SHS Cafeteria ... Layaway and Delivery available

GAME 6 PREVIEW > Riverwood Raiders

By, with Lou Cella, Kenny Crute, Robert Ingram and David Rutz contributing 10/02/2012, 9:00pm EDT

'Second Season' begins with SouthWest SubRegion play... Now it matters

Junior Varsity and Freshmen to Rustle Longhorns Thursday

By 09/29/2012, 5:15pm EDT

SubVarsity games against Kell showcased during Varsity bye week

Varsity Game 5 Standouts

By 09/29/2012, 4:30pm EDT

Shane Young, Derrik Johnson, Corey Cooper, Miles Wallace, Sawyer Page, Malik Young

Chiefs Overrun Jackets

By Michael Foster, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Correspondent 09/29/2012, 2:25am EDT

Sprayberry on short end of shootout with Sequoyah

Junior Varsity and Freshmen Battle Lassiter

By 09/25/2012, 10:30pm EDT

'Frontyard Fights' Under Thursday Night Lights

GAME 5 PREVIEW > Sequoyah Chiefs

By, with Chris Byess, Zac Diodati, Mackenzie Leaich, Matt Nascone contributing 09/23/2012, 1:00am EDT

Homecoming game concludes InterSubRegion (Crossover) play

Varsity Game 4 Standouts

By 09/22/2012, 1:00pm EDT

Torrey Richardson, Miles Wallace, Tevin Moore, Shane Young, Shane King

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