Football Coaching Staff

Coach McFarlin is entering his 10th season as the head football coach at Blessed Trinity and his 39th year of coaching in Georgia. He holds a 19 year head coaching record of 186-53-2 and is 104-19-1 in his nine years at BT.  While at Blessed Trinity, Coach McFarlin's teams have won 6 Region Championships, 3 Runner Ups and have played for the State Championship four out of the last five years. In 2015, the Titans played in the Championship game where they came up short in an overtime loss to Westminster.  Blessed Trinity claimed the 2017 Title by defeating rival Marist, and then returned to the championship game in 2018 to defeat powerhouse Cartersville. Last season, our 2019 Titans made an unbelievable run by going 14-1 and defeating Oconee County by a score of 17-14 in the State Championship game. The historic win gave Blessed Trinity their first "Back to Back to Back" State Football Championships and put them into an elite class of schools to ever have achieved that accomplishment. The 2019 season marked the 9th consecutive year for BT to finish their season ranked in the GHSA Top 10. Coach McFarlin was selected the GACA and AJC State Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career. The upcoming 2020 season brings more challenges for the Titans as the team will move up to Class AAAAA and will compete in Region 7-AAAAA with Cartersville and Calhoun. 

Coach McFarlin and his wife, Kay have been married for 38 years. They have two children: daughter Courtney, son in law Jim and grandson Taylor and their son, Will, who is the Assistant Golf Coach at the University of North Georgia. Kay and Tim consider Blessed Trinity their second home and look forward to the 2020 season.

Coach Alli Abrew attended De La Salle High School in Concord, CA., one of the premier high school football programs in the country. Alli was a three year varsity quarterback & a two year starter. Alli led the Spartans to a California State Championship as well as consecutive #3 national rankings in USA Today's, High School Top 25. During his standout career at De La Salle, Alli compiled a record of 34-2 as starting quarterback.  Alli attended Cal Poly State University were he started two seasons for the Mustangs and set three school quarterback records while also being selected team captain.  Alli was signed by the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. Alli lives in Roswell and is married to his beautiful wife, Carolyn, and has four amazing children, Ashton (15), Kylie (14), Cory (12) and Ryan (12).

Coach Leo Barker is in his 36th year of coaching and brings a wealth of coaching experience as he enters his first year at Blessed Trinity in the role of Defensive Coordinator. This marks the third time he and Coach McFarlin have served on staff together. In 2005, Coach Barker became the defensive coordinator at Roswell and led the Hornet defense to the 2006 State Championship. After Coach McFarlin retired in 2008, Coach Barker was named the head coach at Roswell and served in that role until 2011 when his family moved to California. Coach Barker has a deep football history as a player and coach at every level of Football. He played his college football at New Mexico State University where, in 2003, he was inducted into the New Mexico State Intercollegiate Hall of Fame. Coach Barker was drafted into the NFL in 1983 by the Cincinnati Bengals and was the first person from the country of Panama to play in the NFL.  He spent 8 seasons as a linebacker and helped lead the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII against the San Francisco 49er’s. Coach Barker retired from the NFL in 1991 and began his coaching career with college stints at Elon University and Georgia Tech. Coach Barker is married to his wife, Tamara, and has two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Shelby. 

Coach Davidson is in his 37th  year of coaching and 1st year at Blessed Trinity. He has been a Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and coached on the Defensive side of the ball. He will coach the Varsity Receivers, help coordinate the passing game and serve as the head JV coach at Blessed Trinity.  Coach Davidson lives in Marietta with his wife, Missy, and they have three daughters: Mackenzie (26) who works at Jackson Healthcare, Mackalie (25) who is a singer-songwriter, and Malindie (20) who is a senior at Georgia Southern. 

Coach Mathis joins the BT staff for his first year after serving in numerous other coaching and NFL roles.  

Terance has been married to his beautiful wife, Arnedia Mathis, for 19 years and enjoys spending family time with his children, Terae and Terance Jr. and golfing.

Coach Goddard begins his second year as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Secondary coach.   Coach Goddard is a 1984 graduate of Calhoun High School in Calhoun, GA.  He attended and played football at the University of Georgia.  Coach Goddard played football from 1984 til 1987, lettering in 1987.  Over Coach Goddard’s 31 year career, he has coached at Port Charlotte High School, Cedar Shoals High School, Wheeler High School, Cass High School, Walton High School, Lassiter High School, and Kell High School.  Coach Goddard was the Head Coach at East Paulding High School.  In his 1st season at East Paulding High School, the Raiders went undefeated during the regular season and won their second region championship in school history.  Coach Goddard was the head coach at East Paulding for 2 more years, leading the Raiders to the playoffs, eventually losing to the #1 Tucker Tigers, 16 - 13.  After 30 years in public education, Coach Goddard retired and is very happy to be a part of the Blessed Trinity program.

Coach Goddard is married to Kathy Davis of Greenville, SC and he has two children, Caroline and Chad.  Caroline is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and Chad is a sophomore football player at Kennesaw State University. 

 Coach David Jacobs joins the Blessed Trinity coaching staff this year after coaching a number of years at various High Schools in Georgia.  David Jacobs is a native Atlantan attending Westlake High School and going on to play at the University of Georgia.  David is married to Desiree Jacobs and has two boys: David “DJ” (11) and Dawson (10) that he loves spending time with on the court or field and off relaxing!

 

Coach Lewis joints the Blessed Trinity coaching staff this year and brings a wealth of experience.  Coach Lewis’ football life took off as a college player at the University of Pittsburgh and continued when he was drafted in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft, taken 11th overall by the Green Bay Packers.

As a player, Lewis led or shared the lead on the team in interceptions in 1983 and 1985, finishing with a career total of 16. His 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 18, 1984, remains the Packers team record.

Lewis and his wife, Shawn, have three children – a 14-year-old son, Bryce, and two daughters, 16 year-old Erin and 12 year-old Chelsea.

Coach Ryan has been with the BT football program since 2012 and started coaching football in 1993.  Over his career he has coached offensive line, running backs, defensive line, and strength and conditioning as well as wrestling.  Coach Ryan is currently coaching the offensive line and is the strength and conditioning coach. Before coming to BT he was a teacher and coach at Westminster & St. Pius.  Coach Ryan teaches in the Social Studies department at BT.  

Coach O’Sullivan has been with the BT football program since 2011.  During his time at Blessed Trinity he has coached on the 8th grade Junior Titan staff and has served as the head coach for the 9th grade program.  Coach O’Sullivan is currently the defensive safeties coach for the varsity football team and is the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for the junior varsity program.  In addition to coaching football, Coach O’Sullivan is also the head track and field coach for the boys and girls programs. He currently teaches AP United States History and Economics in the Social Studies Department.  Coach O’Sullivan is a graduate of St. Pius X Catholic High School as well as the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.

Coach Slaten is starting his 12th year of coaching football at Blessed Trinity.   Having joined the BT football staff in 2009 as the offensive line coach for the freshman team, Coach Slaten has been coaching the Varsity Tight Ends for the past 11 years.  Coach Slaten is a community coach who has worked in the technology industry for over 30 years. He enjoys coaching young men and hopes to invest in them as his coaches did with him. Coach Slaten has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 37 years, Ruth.   Ruth is an Executive Assistant for an organization based in Milton, GA. Brad and Ruth have four children, Elisabeth (32) who lives in New York City, Catherine (29) who works for IBM in Atlanta, Will (26) who works for ABM and Rebecca (21) who is a Senior at the University of Georgia.

Coach Tim began playing football at 5 years old and never looked back.
He played High school football in the state of Georgia along with four years of Track and  Field. 
He went on to The University of Central Michigan on a football scholarship and was a 4-year starter at outside linebacker. Coach Tim
won 3 MAC Championships, 3 Bowl games, and was a part of the most winningest class in Mid- American Conference history (Class of
2010). 
Coach Tim is entering into his 3rd year of coaching with this being his 1st year at Blessed Trinity as a football and track coach. He
comes from coaching track & field on the Varsity level at Alpharetta High, where they were GHSA State Runner Ups in 2018 and State
Champs in 2019 in 6A.
In addition to coaching, Tim is currently a trainer, instructor, entrepreneur and most importantly a FAMILY man. His niche is to develop
the mind and body of his athletes through proper diet, conscious stretching and the development of core fundamentals which are all
key factors in injury prevention and recovery.

Coach Price is a graduate of NC State University and has been with the BT football program since 2001. He is entering his 19th year and is the longest serving football coach in the school’s history. Mr. Price began his coaching career in 1983 at Raleigh Millbrook High School in North Carolina. During his tenure here at BT he coached the varsity defensive ends for 15 seasons and was the strength and conditioning coach for several years. Coach Price is currently the freshmen head coach and looks forward to helping  build a good program and form good young men. He is also an assistant track and field coach where he specializes in coaching the throwers. In addition to athletics, Coach Price teaches classes in the Theology Department. He has one son, Chuck '05 and two grandsons, Tripp and Cole.

Coach Barden has been with the BT football program since 2003 and started his football coaching career in 1991. During his tenure here at BT he was the defensive coordinator for six years and has coached defensive line, linebackers and the secondary. Mr. Barden is now the Director of Football Operations and coaches the offensive line for the freshmen football team. Coach Barden is also an Assistant Athletic Director and is the head wrestling coach at Blessed Trinity. In addition to athletics, Coach Barden teaches AP Economics and Advanced Economics in the Social Studies Department. Coach Barden's wife, Jeannie, is the Media Specialist at Holy Redeemer and his daughter, Jana (19’), is at the University of South Carolina Beaufort where she throws the shot put and the hammer while pursuing a dual degree in Marine Ecology and Hospitality.

Coach Miller has been coaching in the BT Football program since 2007. He currently coaches the Freshman Defensive line. Mr. Miller teaches Precalculus Advanced and Honors Precalculus in the Math department. Coach Miller received his Math and Finance degree from Georgia State University. Mr. Miller is married to his wife, Jennifer, and is a graduate of St. Pius X. 

Coach Hughes attended Georgia Tech where he received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering in 1972 and was a member of a Civil Engineering academic honorary. He grew up in Central Florida where he was a four sport high school athlete. He was awarded a scholarship in football by Georgia Tech, earning varsity letters as a running back his sophomore year and outside linebacker his junior and senior years before working as a graduate assistant while completing graduate school. He played in the 1970 Sun Bowl and 1971 Peach Bowl. Coach Hughes is now retired after a 45 year career in construction management on large commercial projects, and consulting in the areas of mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution. Coach Hughes has coached football as a volunteer and community coach in the North Fulton area for over 35 years. He was the founding coach and coordinator of Blessed Trinity’s middle school football program when the school opened and served in that role from 2001 through 2011. Coach Hughes is a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Johns Creek where he serves as a Minister of the Holy Eucharist and teaches religion classes to middle and high school students in the Right of Christian Initiation for Children program. Coach Hughes and his wife Karen, also a Georgia Tech graduate, have been married 48 years and live in Alpharetta. They have two children and 5 grandchildren. Their daughter Sarah has three sons and lives in Cleveland, OH and their son Richard has a son and daughter and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Bobby Parker is entering his first season as a member of the Blessed Trinity football coaching staff. Parker is originally from Long Island, New York where he attended Longwood High School and played both football and lacrosse. After attending junior college, he moved to Georgia to play lacrosse at Young Harris College. Parker will be coaching freshman running backs and assisting with filming for the Varsity. He also serves as the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach and is a social studies teacher at Blessed Trinity.