Cody Chaffins is the weekend sports anchor for FOX 5 Atlanta. He joined the FOX 5 Sports team in October 2012 and has become a staple on the Emmy Award-winning High 5 Sports show on Friday nights.
As a football player at Chamblee High School, Cody once spent his Friday nights on the field but now prefers the comfort and safety of the FOX 5 Sports Bunker. His expertise is on display during the high school football playoffs, when he transforms the bunker to his “War Room.”
During his time at FOX 5, Cody has covered Super Bowls, College Football Playoffs, Daytona 500, and the Masters. Cody says his favorite assignment came in the summer of 2014, when he and Good Day Atlanta’s Ron Gant covered the trio of Braves inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Cody grew up during a heyday of Atlanta sports, experiencing the Braves’ 1995 World Series title, the 1996 Olympics and the Falcons’ 1998 Super Bowl run. He is still adding to his collection of Peachtree Road Race T-shirts and says that the race and Stone Mountain's laser show are his favorite Atlanta traditions.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Cody started his broadcasting career and honed his love for Friday night football at WNEG-TV in Toccoa, Georgia. He has also spent time at WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida.
Garder-Webb head football coach is carrying on a family tradition of coaching that goes back to his grandfather Ray who was a longtime high school football coach in the state of Georgia.
Braves Hall of Famer Chipper Jones is taking on a new role with the team this season. Jones is now an assistant hitting coach with the team and has already made his presence felt down at spring training.
Longtime Stephenson High School head coach Ron Gartrell has decided to resign as the head coach of the Jaguars.
While David Ragan is retired from full-time but put his firesuit back on for the 500 last year and he's doing the same thing this year.
CJ Marable has known for a long time that he wants to play in the NFL. Now he's a step away from achieving his NFL draft dream.
Atlanta Braves legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has died at the age of 86
In a year where every team persevered through uncertainty, only one could be named the High 5 Sports Team of the Year. Metro Atlanta was home to GHSA state champions in 7A (Grayson), 6A (Buford), 4A (Marist), and 2A (Callaway) and Class -Private (Prince Avenue). What pushed Marist over the top were their numbers.
St. Pius X football coach Paul Standard will be leaving the Atlanta school after 20 seasons as head coach. Standard confirmed with FOX 5 on Thursday that he will taking over as the new head coach of Gilmer County High School.
With the announcement coming Sunday about which two teams will take part in this year's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year's Day, bowl president Gary Stokan talked with FOX 5's Cody Chaffins about the excitement and changes coming with this year's game.
The GHSA is not requiring masks for coaches and athletes who participate in football this fall, but face coverings are one of many "strongly recommended" gameday operations the GHSA released on Monday night.