Godby named coach of year

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. — XL212, in partnership with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, honored the 2011-2012 Female Sport Coach of the year Aug. 28 at the GNFCC’s Eggs and Enterprise Breakfast that featured Falcons Senior Vice President Jim Smith as its keynote speaker.

Tim Godby of Milton High School earned this honor for his body of work during the 2011-2012 lacrosse season, both on the field and in the community.

Milton started its ladies’ lacrosse program back in 2005, and Godby has been the coach from the beginning. He has led his team to seven state championships in the last eight years, including this past season. Under his watch, the Milton ladies’ lacrosse team has become one of the most dominant programs in the state. Godby’s career record in the state of Georgia is 120-4-2, including a 42 game win streak against Georgia teams.

Godby hasn’t been satisfied with in-state domination and has taken his team out to compete nationally against schools where lacrosse has been a staple sport for years. In 2012, he led his team to an 18-4 record while competing against some of the top teams in the country. His team finished ranked No. 26 in the nation.

Just by looking at his record, it would seem apparent that Godby cares about his players. He has done more than just help them succeed on the field, though. Four of his players received scholarships to play lacrosse for the likes of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Penn State and Limestone College for 2012. Three of his players are already 2013 commitments to Southern California, Northwestern and Richmond.

He has also helped out his community by starting or helping to start girls’ youth lacrosse programs for the city of Milton, Newtown Park and for Alpharetta Parks and Recreation.

He also started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program at Northwestern Middle School where he serves as a physical education teacher.