FORMER Jefferson head football coach T. McFerrin will be honored Saturday with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Atlanta Falcons.
Since 2008, the Falcons have hosted an annual Salute to High School Football during the state championship games held at the Georgia Dome. The team recognizes a coach of the year from each GHSA classification and a former head coach for his career accomplishments.
McFerrin retired last January after leading the Dragons to the Class AA state championship in December. McFerrin coached for 38 years and posted a career record of 340-102-4 (317-84-4 in Georgia), which ranks him fourth in all-time victories among coaches in Georgia.
In addition to last year’s state title at Jefferson, McFerrin led Elbert County to a state championship in 1995. He also coached a state record four different schools to state final games, and won 13 region titles at seven different schools (also a state record).
The Tennesee native was selected to serve as head coach for the 1994 Georgia-Florida High School All-Star Game and was named coach of the year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 1982, 1995 and 2012.