After 37 years of coaching high school basketball, Lady Tigers Basketball Head Coach Steve Sweat announced this week that he would be retiring from coaching effective immediately.
During his tenure with the Lady Tigers, Sweat lead the team to two state championships, three final four appearances, and a combined 12 playoff appearances. Sweat coached in Dawson County during the early nineties and returned to the area in 2006.
Sweat had 567 career wins and won 61.89% of the games he coached in his entire career.
In an email to the Dawson County News following Sweat's announcement, the coach said the last two days have been busy and emotional for him.
Sweat won several Coach of the Year Titles throughout his tenure as head coach, but in 2014 he told the Dawson County News that the highlight of his career was helping his players become successful.
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