After a month-long process and a review of over 30 applicants Dawson County High School announced Eric Herrick as the new Dawson County High School Boys Basketball Coach on May 15. He will replace outgoing Coach Chad Pittman who retired from the program in April.
Herrick brings 15 years of experience, with 11 state playoff appearances, including three Final Four finishes, to a Tigers program that is primed for success as the team comes off of the deepest playoff run in school history with an outing in the 2018 Final Four.
Coach Herrick started his career with as both an assistant and head coach for Gascock County. He went on to a brief stint with White County before his career exploded with Chatahoochee as he led the team to four straight play off appearances including his first semifinal appearance in 2010.
As the head of the North Forsyth Lady Raiders since 2011, Herrick has built the team into a dominating force in 5-7A girls’ basketball with an overall record of 191-47 and seven playoff appearances in eight years, capped off with back-to-back undefeated regional seasons.
A four-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Herrick is a graduate of Berry College where he was also a two-time All-Conference Basketball player, and he attained master’s degree from Georgia Southern. Coach Herrick is married to Faith Herrick, and they have two children, Cameron, 14, and Kylee, 9.