Northwestern Assistant to take coaching job at Rock Hill High

Posted January 16, 2013 7:50 pm | Filed under Local News

An assistant football coach at Northwestern High School is returning to his Alma Mater with the blessing of the Trojans’ head coach.

Northwestern Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers coach Bubba Pittman will become the offensive coordinator at Rock Hill High School.

In a statement Tuesday, Trojans’ head coach Kyle Richardson says he is pleased to see Pittman reach his goal of becoming a head coach. The full text of Richardson’s statement is below.

Press Release:  Northwestern Football 2013

Re:  David “Bubba” Pittman

Coach Pittman, Northwestern’s Varsity Football Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receiver Coach, has been offered the Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach in Waiting position at Rock Hill High School.  After being pursued by Rock Hill High following the 2012 State Championship game and many weeks of contemplating whether to accept the position or not, he has decided to leave Northwestern and to position himself to become the next head coach at Rock Hill High.  This is a great opportunity and Bubba has my FULL support.  My advice to him was anytime you get a chance to go back to your alma mater and become the head coach you have to jump at the opportunity.  Bubba has made it known to me for years he wanted to be a head coach, and we have worked together to prepare him for this day.  I am very excited to see him accomplish this goal, even though we hate to lose him.   I want to personally thank Coach Pittman for all his hard work and dedication to me and also to the Northwestern football program.  In six years, he has developed the Northwestern receivers into an elite group and the best receiving corp in the State of South Carolina.  Along with future NFL draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson, he has coached two wide receivers who have finished in the top three of all receiving categories in the state record book.  During this time, he also coached Robert Joseph to multiple national receiving records.  Coach Pittman’s resume includes numerous wide receiver record holders, multiple receivers advancing to the college level, a future NFL receiver, along with four State Championship appearances and winning the State Championship in 2010.  Rock Hill High is getting a great football coach and an even better person.  I want to personally congratulate Coach Pittman in this promotion and the next step of accomplishing his goal of becoming a head coach.  I would like to also wish him the best of luck, except for one game each year!


Kyle Richardson
Northwestern High
Head Football Coach