High School Football

March 24, 2014

Pittman confirmed as Rock Hill football coach

Former Rock Hill Bearcat quarterback David “Bubba” Pittman was formally announced at District 3 School Board’s Monday, March 24 meeting as the school’s new head football coach. Pittman will take over from Joe Montgomery, who announced his retirement in early January.

The Rock Hill District 3 School Board confirmed David “Bubba” Pittman’s hiring as the next Rock Hill High School head football coach in a swift sweep of personnel action during Monday night’s meeting.

District 3’s personnel department approved Pittman’s hiring, along with those of 12 other new teachers in the district, and the moves were announced during the school board’s consent agenda. They passed with a 5-1 vote.

Pittman was hired last year by former Rock Hill head coach Joe Montgomery to be the Bearcats’ offensive coordinator last spring. He was the Bearcats’ starting quarterback in 1992 and 1993, and was recommended for the head coaching position, according to school board’s March 24 meeting agenda that was released Monday morning. That move came after Montgomery announced Jan. 6 that he was stepping down.

Before returning to Rock Hill last year, Pittman, a disciple of the Air Raid offensive scheme, was an offensive assistant coach at Northwestern under former Trojan coaches Michael Allen and Jimmy Wallace, as well the offensive coordinator and receivers coach under current coach Kyle Richardson.

At Northwestern, he worked with standout receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Robert Joseph, while helping the Trojans win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title. Pittman also coached tight ends and quarterbacks at Chester under Kenny Atkerson in the early 2000s.

Pittman becomes Rock Hill’s seventh head football coach since the school was desegregated in the late 1960s.

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