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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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Jackets Speed Past Bulldogs, 31-28

By Martin Kester, Marietta Daily Journal Correspondent 09/22/2012, 3:00am EDT

Sprayberry holds off late surge by Forsyth Central

Junior Varsity and Freshmen Face Walton Under Thursday Night Lights

By 09/20/2012, 11:00am EDT

Junior Varsity at home ... Freshmen away ... Kickoffs at 6 pm

GAME 4 PREVIEW > Forsyth Central Seeking First Win

By, with Jared Putnam & Bud Ellis of the Forsyth County News contributing 09/15/2012, 1:11am EDT

InterSubRegion play begins with inaugural contest between Bulldogs and Jackets

Junior Varsity Shuts Out Wheeler

By 09/14/2012, 10:48am EDT

Shane Young, Jontae Williams, Shawn Kemp, Keith Hampton, Patrick Kenney, Derrik Johnson are standouts

Junior Varsity at Wheeler Only Prep Game This Week

By 09/12/2012, 3:27pm EDT

Varsity has bye ... Freshmen game canceled/forfeited by Wheeler

Varsity Regular Season Game 3 Standouts

By 09/09/2012, 12:24pm EDT

Shane King, Tevin Moore, Sawyer Page, Miles Wallace, Shane Young

Lassiter Wins Annual 'Backyard Brawl'

By Carlton D. White, 09/08/2012, 9:06am EDT

Trojan offense too much for Jackets

Busy Week for Sprayberry Football

By 09/04/2012, 12:16am EDT

Freshmen/JV ... Backyard Brawl/Sponsor Appreciation/Jeep Raffle ... John Paty 5K Run ... Junior/Youth Jackets

GAME 3 PREVIEW > Lassiter Withstands Hillgrove Comeback

By Adam Carrington, 09/01/2012, 3:30pm EDT

INT, blocked FG, onsides kick give Hawks second-half life

Varsity Regular Season Game 2 Standouts

By 09/01/2012, 3:18pm EDT

Torrey Richardson, Rodrigo Blankenship, Atuan Johnson, Keith Hampton

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