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BREAKING: Girls basketball coach Herrick joins alma mater North Hall
Lady Tigers head coach Eric Herrick speaks with the team during a timeout in the game at North Hall on Friday, January 28. He will become the head coach of the Lady Trojans next season. - photo by Rio White

Hall County Schools confirmed in a press release on Saturday, March 26, that Dawson County High School girls basketball head coach Eric Herrick has accepted the same position at his alma mater North Hall.

The news was first reported Friday evening by DCN sister publication The Gainesville Times.

Herrick spent the past three seasons at DCHS, coaching the boys team in his first season before taking over the girls team for the next two.

He found success with both of the teams he coached, building on the previous accomplishments of the boys team while helping bring the girls team back to the state playoffs.

“Going undefeated in region and winning the region championship was a great memory with the boys,” Herrick said. “Also this year, winning in the region tournament to secure a state playoff spot was a big accomplishment.”

The news comes just over a month after the Lady Tigers made their first state playoff appearance since the 2018-19 Elite 8 campaign.

Herrick led the Lady Tigers back to that position with a young squad that balanced strong offense in the paint with a lively defense that helped them obtain a 17-11 record.

Some of the best defensive performances of the season led to wins against strong teams within region 7-AAA, including an overtime victory against eventual region tournament runner-up East Forsyth.

For all of the growth that he has seen within the girls team in the past two seasons, Herrick also appreciates all of the experiences he had with the team.

“I’d just like to tell them how special they are to me and my family,” Herrick said. They have given me many special memories that I will always cherish. I’m sure I will continue to stay in touch with many of them.”

Herrick leaves DCHS with an overall 30-23 record with the Lady Tigers and a 25-3 record in his season coaching the boys team.