Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Marist football coach named coach of year by GACA

Published February 9, 2017

ATLANTA—Alan Chadwick, Marist School’s varsity head football coach, was named the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Year by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

Coach Alan Chadwick

Chadwick, who is Marist’s longest-serving head football coach, accepted the award Jan. 31 during a ceremony held in Macon. This is the second time Chadwick has received this award.

In a statement, Dr. Craig A. Davis, GACA assistant executive director, said, “Coach Chadwick is a prime example of success over many years and the lives he has impacted over those years is overwhelming. He is an example to many in our profession in his work ethic and coaching style.”

In the statement, Chadwick said he was “very humbled.”

“I have been truly blessed throughout my career to be surrounded by such a fantastic group of student-athletes, assistant coaches, and a supportive school community. Any recognition I receive is received on behalf of so many wonderful individuals I have had the great honor to have been associated with during my years at Marist,” he said.

Chadwick joined the Marist staff in 1976 as an assistant under head football coach Dean Hargis. He was named Marist head coach in 1985. The 2016 season was his 33rd in charge of the War Eagle football program. He has compiled a 350-67 overall record, making him Marist’s all-time winningest coach and third all-time among Georgia high school football coaches.