The Fayette Citizen-Sports Page
Friday, March 19, 1999
Coach Walker to lead the Patriots in football

Sports Editor

With Spring practice for football right around the corner, Sandy Creek had to finalize their decision for who would coach the Patriots in 1999. And they have. On Monday night, the Fayette County School Board announced that Rodney Walker would be the Sandy Creek football coach and continue teaching on a part time basis.

Coach Walker has an impressive career record of 201 wins, 97 losses and three ties. Last season Coach Walker took the Peach County Trojans to the state AAA finals. He has many other accolades attached to his name, he was the coach of the Georgia High School All-Star team that plays in the Georgia/Florida game in 1997. He was named the AAA Head Coach and Athletic Director of the Year in 1997 as well. He has coached at Gilmer High School, Habersham Central High School and Stephens County High School, as well as coaching West Rome High School to a state championship in 1984.

The Patriots are coming off of a 2-8 season, full of heartbreaking fourth quarter losses. In 1998, Peach County was the only team to beat Riverdale, an opponent in Sandy Creek's region. The Trojans beat the raiders in the state semifinals. Coach Walker is expected to meet the team this week and all parties look forward to the 1999 season.

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