Fellowship Names McFarlin as Head Football Coach

Fellowship Names McFarlin as Head Football Coach

Fellowship Christian School is excited to announce the appointment of Tim McFarlin as Head Football Coach. Coach McFarlin brings 40 years of experience and a tradition of winning to Fellowship. With a 194-54-2 career record over his 20 years as head coach at Roswell High School and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, he is the winningest coach in North Fulton history. He is also one of 15 GHSA coaches to win state titles at two different schools.

Following 10 years as head coach at Blessed Trinity (2011-2021), Coach McFarlin amassed a 112-10-1 record. Inheriting a team that had never won a playoff game in its 10 year history, he led the Titans to seven region titles and three consecutive Class 4A state championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This past season, the Titans went 8-1 as a reclassified 5A school, reaching the quarterfinals and losing to eventual champion Warner Robins.

FCS Athletic Director David Lowery appreciates McFarlin's ability to bring out the best in his players. "Coach McFarlin likes to build things. I'm excited for him to take the incredible program Coach Al Morrell has helped build the last eight years and continue to build upon that success. We were extremely blessed by the interest from many highly qualified candidates for our head football coach position. Our search committee worked diligently and extensively to vet the top choices."

An area native and graduate of Milton High School, Coach McFarlin has spent his career coaching in North Fulton, holding posts at Roswell High School, King's Ridge Christian School, Blessed Trinity, and now Fellowship. The son of a Baptist pastor, his faith plays a role in the way McFarlin lives his life on and off the field, making him a natural fit at FCS.

"We are pleased that Coach McFarlin ended his brief retirement to invest in not only the future of Fellowship football, but all of the athletes who will be blessed to play under his leadership," shares Dr. Kathryn M. Teston, Head of School. "He is a highly respected coach who will take our football program to the next level of excellence, and we are excited to have him join our Fellowship family."

"Coach McFarlin's faith, character, and reputation were among the top reasons we chose him to lead our program," says Lowery. "He has long standing relationships in and around Roswell, where he has spent his entire career coaching. His success on and off the field speaks for itself. Coach does things the right way. His ability to use the game of football to help impact and lead young men to become all they are called to be fits the culture of Fellowship perfectly."

Continues Dr. Teston, "Coach McFarlin's heart and passion clearly align with Fellowship's mission and vision. We are thankful for a coach that will lead with his faith at the forefront."

Coach McFarlin is excited and grateful for this opportunity to lead the Paladins and shares the following message:

"Fellowship holds a magnetic pull for parents and students desiring an educational experience in a Christ-centered atmosphere. The commitment of the administration towards diversity is inspiring to me, as well as our coaching staff. We are especially impressed with their vision for the future building of athletic facilities on campus. Our hope is to utilize community connections to aid in these efforts to rapidly expand our capacity to serve the area. Coach Al Morrell is a close friend whom I admire greatly. He has established a high benchmark of success with the football program, and we will do everything we can to build upon the foundation that he has built."

McFarlin continued, "My wife, Kay, and I look forward to this new chapter and hope that we can contribute to the wonderful culture that already exists at Fellowship. We are grateful to Dr. Teston and Coach David Lowery for inviting us to join the Fellowship football program, and we look forward to meeting our new Fellowship Christian School community."

He and his wife, Kay, have been married for nearly 40 years. They have two children. Their daughter Courtney is married to Jim and has a son, Taylor. McFarlin's son Will serves as the Assistant Golf Coach at the University of North Georgia.

Fellowship is thrilled to welcome Coach McFarlin and his family to Fellowship Christian School, and we look forward to his leadership, both on and off the field, for years to come.