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Randy Bates - Defensive Backs
Randy Bates was born and raised here in Dalton, Ga. He first started coaching in Whitfield Co in the early 90’s, while still attending Southeast Whitfield High school. He continued to volunteer his time in youth athletics as he attended Dalton State College and then continued coaching as he began his career in the local Dalton Market. The following represents a general timeline of his investment into the community. (1992-2007 Antioch Elementary) (2007-2011 Pleasant Grove Elementary) (2011-present New Hope Elementary). In each of these programs, Randy has coached multiple sports and has definitely proved a very competitive reputation. His primary focus has always been to teach the fundamentals of the game, while identifying the special qualities and potential skills of each player. As a coach, his ultimate goal has always been to get more out of each and every kid than they thought they could give. Randy truly believes the right attitude, combined with an individual’s best effort, always takes care of the results. He’s also realized, regardless of his belief in others; they are 2 types of people in life. Those who THINK “they can” and those who THINK “they can’t”…… they’re both right! Many times, as a coach, you have to help kids believe in themselves before you can ever help develop them as players.