High School Acheievement Awards - Coach and Player of the Year

Coach of the Year
Jarivs Corey- M.L. King High School

Jarvis Corey is going into his 13th year of coaching. He spent one year as a graduate assistant at Albany State where I coached wide receivers. Four years were in Crispy County (Cordele, GA)) where he was a defensive back coach and defensive line coach; the next four years were in Monroe County( Forsyth, Georgia) at Mary Persons where he was defensive coordinator and head track coach and then at M.L. King for his fourth year in Dekalb County.

Under his leadership in 2004 the Boy's Track Team at Mary Persons High School won the State Championship in AAA and he was named State Coach of the Year. The team also won three consecutive region titles from 2003-2005 where he was named Region Coach of the Year for those same years. For four consecutive years M.L. King Football program has been to the playoffs (second round 2005-2006, quaterfinals 2007, first round 2008) under his leadership as Head Football Coach. Currently his career record is 39 wins and 9 losses. His goal for the team is to win a State Championship and become a well respected program, but first to mold young men.

He is married to the former Shanegia Davis who is the love of his life and life long friend. He has two baby girls by the name of Kaya and Mijayla, and they are expecting another girl in May.

Player of the Year
Greg Reid - Valdosta High School

A love for football began early for Greg Reid, an all-star from the beginning, from the small south Georgia town of Clyattville. Reid began playing football when he was four, and has dominated the field since. He was always on the all-star teams and played in the Thanksgiving Turkey Ball through his 11-12 year season. The following year he began another football career at Lowndes Middle School where he admits that he learned a great deal about life and football from Coaches Scott Dyess, Justin Blocker, and Deirick Bradley.

Reid believes that although the events in his life were not told from a fairy tale, but rather those obstacles and struggles have made him the person he is today. He is forever grateful to his family who always supported and believed in him--believed that he was a star, both on and off the field.

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