Coach Strickland has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and has been teaching and coaching for the past 26 years. He attended North Cobb High School, where he competed in both baseball and football. Coach Strickland went on and continued his baseball career at Kennesaw State University. He has been teaching in the field of Special Education for the past 14 years. In his teaching and coaching tenure, he has spent years at North Cobb, Osborne, Rockmart (Head baseball coach), South Cobb, and Alexander High Schools. Coach Strick was part of the original teaching staff who opened Allatoona High School in 2008, and he has served as a baseball assistant all 12 seasons. He has coached fast pitch softball for eight years at the high school level and is currently an assistant coach for his daughter’s travel team (Atlanta Vipers ’05 Tamborra). In the fall of 2020, he will be entering his fifth season as part of the Allatoona Softball Program, having served as JV and Varsity Assistant Coach and now taking over as the Head Softball Coach. He has also worked with the Allatoona feeder softball program for the past four years.
Coach Strickland is married to Lori Strickland and has five children: Faith; Casey; Maci; Lyla Brooke; and Kylee.
Coach Strickland’s favorite quote that he finds inspirational is from Sparky Anderson who said, “Success isn’t something that just happens. Success is learned, success is practice, and then it is shared.”