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AHSAA Mourns Death of Coach John Tatum

    The AHSAA was saddened by the death of longtime Montgomery Academy High School football coach John Tatum. He died Sunday. He battled cancer in recent years.
    “Coach John Tatum was great mentor for fellow coaches and made a tremendous difference in the lives of the players and others he touched,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
      Coach Tatum was inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He compiled a 170-95 record at MA, including a 24-17 playoff record and a perfect 15-0 season and Class 1A state football championship in 1987.  He also had coaching stints at DeKalb County (GA) and Northcross (GA) and retired with a 196-112-1 overall record. He served as headmaster
    A member of the Robert E. Lee High School Hall of Fame, he served as athletic director at MA for 16 years and also coached track and field. He was named AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year in 2005. 
    Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 18.   



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