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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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Mustangs End 14-Game Skid, Defeat Jackets, 28-24

By Chase Wallace, Marietta Daily Journal Sports Writer 09/01/2012, 2:50am EDT

Late Sprayberry surge not enough to pull out win

Freshmen Jackets Tie ... JV Jackets Fall

By 08/31/2012, 2:00am EDT

Season openers against Pope result in 1 tie, 1 loss

All Guts, Little Glory: Senior Linemen Know Price of Honor

By 08/28/2012, 7:01pm EDT

Kyle Thomas, Frantzlou Daphnis, Malik Young, Alex Grover roam trenches

Junior Jackets Kickoff 2012 Season with 2 Wins

By 08/28/2012, 2:04pm EDT

6th and 8th Grades win openers ... Youth Jackets start September 1st

JV and Freshmen Jackets Face Pope Squads in Season Openers

By 08/28/2012, 12:17pm EDT

This Thursday! ... JV Home ... Freshmen Away ... Kickoffs @ 6 pm

GAME 2 PREVIEW > Mustangs Begin the Coach Andy Scott Era

By John Bednarowski, 08/25/2012, 2:00pm EDT

Kennesaw Mountain seeks to improve on 0-10 season in 2012

Jacket Defenders Lead Game 1 Standouts

By 08/25/2012, 1:47pm EDT

Torrey Richardson, Atuan Johnson, Rakeem Myricks, Eli Newton, Rodrigo Blankenship

Wildcats Claw Out Tight Win Over Jackets

By Adam Carrington, 08/25/2012, 1:30am EDT

Sprayberry throws away chances against Wheeler with interceptions, penalties

McKinnon bidding for Georgia Southern QB job

By Associated Press (via Marietta Daily Journal) 08/25/2012, 1:22am EDT

Former Yellow Jacket now a Junior with Eagles

Senior All-Region Playmakers Lead Jackets into 2012

By 08/22/2012, 10:56pm EDT

Corey Cooper and Atuan Johnson spark Sprayberry

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