Todd Holcomb, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Past articles by Todd:

Football coaching hires: Villa Rica’s Barron retires; big jobs likely filled this month

Villa Rica coach Tim Barron, best known for his seven region championships and 2018 Class 2A title at Heard County, is retiring, joining a list of about a dozen coaches to hang up their whistles this offseason. → Read More

Wheeler guard Collier wins Naismith national player of year award

Wheeler guard Isaiah Collier will play for the Class 7A championship Saturday as the Naismith national boys player of the year. → Read More

Basketball first-round primer: Metro Atlanta teams open as favorites

The first round of the state basketball tournament will begin Tuesday and Wednesday with 256 boys and girls games. They tip off the journey to the March 8-11 finals in Macon, where 16 state champions will be decided. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: Region upsets set stage for state tournament

Lovett, Carrollton, Walnut Grove, Westover, South Atlanta and other region-tournament upstarts created quandaries in the boys basketball rankings, causing 13 teams to enter the state tournament ranked higher than teams that beat them last week. → Read More

Retired AD Chuck Miller dies; won 865 games as basketball coach

Chuck Miller, who won 865 games as a boys and girls basketball coach before finishing his career as Henry County High’s athletic director, died Thursday night. He was 79. → Read More

Sandy Creek’s Garvin retires after winning Class 3A football title

Garvin joined Sandy Creek’s staff in 2001 under coach Rodney Walker and stayed during the tenure of Walker’s son, Chip, from 2005 to 2016, when the Patriots won three state titles. Sandy Creek won a title in 2012 with Garvin’s oldest son, Cole, as the quarterback. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: Calm precedes region tournament storm

No. 1 Wheeler of Class 7A reaffirmed that it’s the team to beat in its classification with victories over two top-10 teams last week while Alexander of 6A lost in overtime to Hughes, a reminder of the tumult that awaits in region tournaments this week. → Read More

Whitefield Academy hires football coach

Whitefield Academy announced the hiring of Savannah Christian defensive coordinator Robert Walsh as head football coach Monday. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: Mount Vernon jumps to No. 1 in Class A D-I

Mount Vernon and Greenforest Christian won Class A boys basketball showdowns last week and will enter their region tournaments ranked No. 1. → Read More

Football coaching moves: Collins Hill hires Swick; Alexander, South Paulding open

Collins Hill promoted defensive coordinator Drew Swick to head football coach this week, Shaw hired Johnny Garner of Carver-Columbus, and jobs at Alexander, South Paulding and Savannah came open. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: 4 top-ranked teams lose; Columbia moves to No. 1

Columbia moved to the top of Class 2A in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s boys high school basketball rankings. Three No. 1 teams on metro Atlanta’s southern crescent – Eagle’s Landing, McDonough and Sandy Creek – lost games but kept their top spots. → Read More

4 Georgia players selected for McDonald’s All-Star basketball games

Isaiah Collier of Wheeler and Stephon Castle of Newton will play in the boys games. Collier, the consensus No. 1 recruit nationally, is a 6-foot-4 guard signed with Southern Cal. Castle is a 6-6 guard signed with Connecticut. → Read More

Parkview football coach Godfree resigns

Parkview football coach Eric Godfree resigned late Tuesday after nine seasons at his alma mater and is expected to be announced as head coach at another school soon. → Read More

Blessed Trinity hires Ed Dudley as football coach

Blessed Trinity hired Ed Dudley as its football coach Monday. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: McDonough on top of 4A after beating two No. 1 teams

McDonough’s boys basketball team defeated two No. 1 teams last week. Now the Warhawks are No. 1. → Read More

Football coaches named at Grayson, Seckinger, Chattahoochee, Dacula, Walker, Central-Macon

Grayson hired Gainesville assistant Santavious Bryant as head football coach Thursday evening, filling one of the state’s most attractive jobs, while Grayson’s defensive coordinator, Danny Carlisle, was announced as Chattahoochee’s coach Friday morning. → Read More

McEachern football coach Stephens leaves for Burke County

Burke County has hired McEachern coach Franklin Stephens, an alumnus and former player, to replace the retiring Eric Parker. → Read More

Allatoona’s Varner retires; led football team to 2015 state title

Allatoona coach Gary Varner, whose 2015 team was the first in Cobb County Schools history to win a football state championship, is retiring. → Read More

Boys basketball rankings: No. 1 teams stay same; top teams go at it this week

Wheeler and Mount Bethel Christian, a pair of East Cobb schools about 4.5 miles apart, lost boys basketball games last week but maintained their No. 1 rankings entering Monday, a holiday that will test several of the state’s elite teams. → Read More

Fellowship Christian hires former SEC defensive coordinator as football coach

Fellowship Christian promoted defensive coordinator John Thompson to head coach, making the announcement Saturday night. → Read More