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August 25, 2017

Northgate High School head coach previews Vikings football season

Northgate High School’s new head coach Kesley Dalrymple gave the Vikings’ annual fall football preview at the Newnan Rotary Club on Friday.

Coach Dalrymple was accompanied by new Northgate High School Principal Ken Kesselring. The Northgate Vikings’ first regular season home game, versus Starr’s Mill, is coming September 1.

Dalrymple is among a host of new head coaches who have taken the helm of Coweta County high school football programs this year. Micah Alba – the new head coach of the Heritage School – also spoke to Rotarians on Friday. New East Coweta Indian head coach John Small and new Newnan High School Cougars head coach Chip Walker previewed their seasons and teams for club members on August 11.

Coach Dalrymple is a native of Tuscumbia, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama. A coach for 18 years, Dalrymple began his varsity coaching career in 2003 at Troup County High School under Coach Tommy Walburn and later moved to Muscle Shoals High School under Coach Curley Hallman. Dalrymple returned to Georgia in 2008 under coach Walburn at Crisp County High School, and later accompanied him when Walburn was named Northgate High School’s head coach in 2010.

In the seven years that Dalrymple served as the Vikings' Offensive Coordinator, the team’s offense set nearly every major offensive school record. Before he was named to the top position earlier this year, Coach Dalrymple was a part of a staff that won one region championship (2011), two sub-region championships (2011 and 2015), and made four playoff appearances including two trips to the second round and one trip to the state semifinals, the first in school history.

Kesley Dalrymple Rotary

Above, are new Northgate High School Head Coach Kesley Dalrymple, right, and new Northgate High School principal Ken Kesselring, at the Newnan Rotary Club on Friday.