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Daily List: Coaches who never (or almost never) miss the playoffs

Charlton County's Rich McWhorter will miss the playoffs as a head coach for the first time in his 27-year career. Jimmy Chupp of King's Ridge will miss for the first time in 10 seasons as a Georgia head coach. Below are active Georgia coaches with a minimum of 10 seasons who have never missed the playoffs and those who've missed only once. The list is led by Marist's Alan Chadwick, who is 32-for-32, counting this season.


32/32 - Alan Chadwick, Marist

15/15 - Steven DeVoursney, Cairo

12/12 - Chip Walker, Sandy Creek

10/10 - Chad Campbell, Peach County

10/10 - Jonathan Gess, ELCA

10/10 - Franklin Stephens, Ware County


26/27 - Rich McWhorter, Charlton County

15/16 - JB "Jerry" Arnold, Jefferson County

12/13 - Jim Dickerson, Clinch County

12/13 - Jess Simpson, Buford

11/12 - Donald Chumley, Savannah Christian

11/12 - Travis Noland, Oconee County

11/12 - Pete Wiggins, Callaway

10/11 - Derek Cook, Kell

10/11 - Joel Ingram, Washington County

10/11 - Bob Sphire, North Gwinnett

9/10 - Jimmy Chupp, King's Ridge

8/9* - Leroy Ryals, Cedar Shoals

*Ryals' playoff status this season, his 10th, is uncertain

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