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Basketball head coach Chad Pittman announces retirement from program
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Head Coach Chad Pittman presents senior Luke Chism with a commemorative basketball during the Tigers 2018-2019 season. - Photo by Bob Christian
After an historic season that saw the Dawson County varsity boys’ team post an overall record of 27-5, defeat the GAC Spartans to capture the 7-AAA regional title and finish the season with an appearance in the Elite Eight round of the GHSA State playoffs Head Coach Chad Pittman took to the podium at the team’s awards banquet on April 15 and announced that he was stepping down as the head coach. “I told everybody at the banquet, I’m not upset, I’m not mad, the three years I have had here so far have been terrific,” Pittman said. “I had always felt, that for me, I didn’t want to stay to long. There’s tons of stuff that I am going to miss and still love about coaching and there are some things I am not going to miss.” Pittman has been with Dawson County for three years, coaching the team to a record of 60-29 and three straight state playoff appearances. He came to Dawson County at the end of a 23-year career that included coaching the boys’ program at Chestatee High School for two years, four years as the girls’ coach at Duluth High School and his first nine years with the girls’ team at Jackson High.