Alan Chadwick: Head Coach

Marist High School, GA

Coach Alan Chadwick joined the Marist Football staff in 1976 as Offensive Coordinator under Head Coach Dean Hargis.  In 1985, he was named Head Coach and the 2021 season marked his 37th year in charge of the War Eagle program, the longest serving Head Coach in Marist School history.

Marist played its first football game in 1903 and has recorded 747 wins (through 2021 season) making it the 4th winningest program in the state of Georgia with an 80%+ overall winning percentage.

Leading the War Eagles, Coach Chadwick has compiled an 409-75-0 (84.5%) overall record, making him the winningest football coach in school history, in both number of victories and winning percentage.  He ranks 2nd among all Georgia high school football coaches in wins.  He led Marist to the AAA State Championship in 1989 and AAAA titles in 2003 and 2020.  The War Eagles have qualified for the State Playoffs every season under Coach Chadwick, the longest consecutive streak in Georgia.

Coach Chadwick has received numerous honors and awards during his career at Marist.  He was named Region Coach-of-the-Year 15 times (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2020), State AAA Coach-of-the-Year in 1989 and AAAA State Coach-of-the-Year in 2003 and 2020 by the Atlanta Touchdown Club.  In addition, he received the 1991 Wayman Creel Coaching Award for his contributions to the high school coaching profession, the 1997 NFL High School Coach-of-the-Year for Georgia, sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons and the 2004 R. L. ‘Shorty’ Doyal Award from the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) for coaching excellence.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame recently announced that Coach Alan Chadwick has been selected for induction into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the Hall in Macon, February 2022.

Coach Chadwick and his wife Lisa have two daughters: Kelsey (Marist ’10) and Kendall (Marist ’14).