Posted: 6:50 am Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Daily Trivia: Schools at which GHSA executive director Gary Phillips coached 

By Todd Holcomb

Gary Phillips this summer became only the fifth executive director of the GHSA. He is the third who is a former Georgia high school head football coach. Sam Burke coached at Greensboro and Albany in the 1920s and 1930s, and Tommy Guillebeau was head coach at Tift County and Ware County in the 1950s and 1960s. Which schools did Phillips coach? (Answer Wednesday)

Answer to Monday’s question: The 2013 state champions that began the season unranked were Griffin (AAAA), Aquinas (A private) and Marion County (A public).

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3 comments
WRHall
WRHall

Coach Phillips also spent two seasons ('81 & '82) as HC at Riverwood HS in north Fulton County.  His teams struggled, but RW teams posted consecutive 9-win seasons immediately after his departure.  Some think he set the table for those pretty good teams to thrive.

JSSN
JSSN

West Rome, Central of Macon, Johnson County and Fayette County.

Coach Phillips was an assistant at West Rome and Central of Macon under Larry Parker. He left Central when Parker was let go and went to Johnson County where coached Hershel. After winning the State A title at Johnson, he went to Fayette County, and he ended up as principal as well. He coached me at Central, but I'd known him at West Rome where he had coached three of older my cousins Angie, Joe, and Jamie. 

JSSN
JSSN

@WRHall

Thanks WRHall, I forgot about the Riverwood teams (my college freshman year)!