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Burt looks forward to role as new DCHS baseball coach
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Logan Burt was recently hired as the new baseball coach of the Tigers. Burt is a 2014 graduate of DCHS and spent four seasons as an assistant coach under Dwayne Sapp. - photo by Rio White

Former Dawson County baseball player and alum Logan Burt recently landed the job as head baseball coach for the Tigers, as confirmed by the school on Wednesday, May 11. 

Burt will be taking on the role following the retirement of Dwayne Sapp, who served the past seven of his 27 years as a high school baseball coach with the Tigers.

After graduating from DCHS in 2014, Burt attended the University of North Georgia, where he was a part of two Peach Belt conference championship teams.

“Playing here and being from here, I’ve always said that I wanted to come back and give back to the community that supported me from the time I was young,” Burt said. “Even [at UNG], Dawson County supported me and came to watch.”

Since graduating from UNG, Burt has served both as an assistant under Sapp and as a math teacher at DCHS.

In the time he has served as an assistant coach, Burt has been able to use his youthful perspective to connect with the players while also learning invaluable lessons from coach Sapp’s breadth of experience.

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Burt will be taking over the baseball team from Dwayne Sapp, who retired after 27 years as a high school baseball coach. - photo by Rio White

“[I’ve learned] how to manage people…and that baseball is not just about the Xs and Os, it’s all the stuff behind that,” Burt said.  “[Sapp] was great about letting me ask questions and I’m grateful for that. I still call him most days for some advice.”

Burt will be inheriting a team on the rise, with the Tigers winning 19 games this past season en route to their first state playoff berth since 2017.

While there were six seniors on last season’s roster, there was also a strong core of underclassmen who will have the next several months to help prepare the team for success next season.

For Burt, he believes that the team will have multiple leaders and that ultimate success will come from everyone putting in their best effort. With that in mind, Burt looks forward to the team solidifying a competitive mindset that will help each player both as an athlete and person.

“I want to give these kids the best opportunity to succeed not only on the field, but in life,” Burt said. “What I’m most excited for is to see the hard work that we are going to put in and how it’s going to pay off this season.”