Friday, February 21, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
Coach Dan Duff is a Hixson Wildcat. Again.
The 51-year-old Columbus, Ga. native takes the head coaching reigns for the second time, having posted a 28-35 record as the Hixson coach, 1996-2001.
Duff led the Wildcats to three winning seasons, four straight appearances in the playoffs with a high water mark of 9-3 in 1999.
He replaces Jason Fitzgerald who was 16-8 in two years at Hixson (7-4, 9-4) with a district title this past fall. Fitzgerald is now the Meigs County head coach.
"Hixson is a great place to teach and coach," said Duff. "I loved it when I was here before and look forward to continuing the success coach Fitzgerald had the past two years."
Duff coached Rockmart (Ga.) HS the past 12 years compiling a 76-76 record with five trips to the playoffs.
"Dan is the right fit to be our head coach, he is a proven winner and a great motivator of young men," said Hixson athletics director Bryan Bray.
Spring Practice: Start May 5 and has nine days to practice ... Hixson will scrimmage Sequatchie Valley on the last day of spring practice.
Season Opener: Soddy Daisy
Dan Duff File
Married: Donna .... children - son, Jason (25) is a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky
and daughter Paige (21)
Born: Columbus, Ga.
High School: Carver HS played football and baseball
College: Georgia Southwestern (Americus, Ga.)
BS - Ga. Southwestern University
M.Ed - Jacksonville State
Ed.S - Lincoln Memorial
Rockmart: 2002-2013 (Head Coach/Athletics Director)
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