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Justin Rickett named new head softball coach of Dawson County High School
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Justin Rickett was named Dawson County’s new head softball coach on Friday afternoon. Rickett spent the past 10 years as the head coach of the West Forsyth softball team. Photo submitted by Rickett.

Dawson County High School recently announced the hiring of its new head softball coach, Forsyth County native Justin Rickett.

Rickett has served as the head coach of the West Forsyth Wolverines softball team for 10 years and was previously an assistant coach at West. Out of those 10 years, Rickett’s team qualified for seven GHSA state tournament appearances. Rickett coached the Georgia Dugout Club All Star game three times and is an assistant golf coach for the Wolverines as well. 

Rickett played baseball at the University of North Georgia where he was nominated as an All-Region and All-Conference player in 2005. Rickett is a graduate of South Forsyth High School in Cumming. 

“I want to thank Mrs. Negley and Coach Gibson for this awesome opportunity to join a great school,” Rickett said to DCN. “My family and I are excited to start this journey and build upon the winning culture that has already been established at DCHS. Can’t wait to meet the players and families then settle in and get to work. Go Tigers.” 

Rickett comes to Dawson County with his wife of 10 years, Erin and their eight year-old daughter, Baleigh Grace. 

Rickett’s hiring comes after longtime Lady Tigers head coach Jimmy Pruett announced his retirement at the end of March. Dawson County athletic director Jason Gibson said that a lot of highly qualified individuals applied for the position. 

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