Rock Hill High School has named Bubba Pittman as its new head football coach. Pittman, who last year was offensive coordinator for the Bearcats, was one of 6 finalists considered for the job. According to Athletic Director Bill Warren, Rock Hill High received over 75 applications for the head coaching position, which has been vacant since Joe Montgomery stepped down in January. Pittman, a Rock Hill High graduate, played quarterback and was named Mr. Bearcat his senior year.
Prior to last season, Pittman served as an offensive assistant at Northwestern High school under current head coach Kyle Richardson and former coaches, SC Hall of Famer Jimmy Wallace and Michael Allen. Before arriving at Northwestern, Pittman was an assistant at Chester for Kenny Atkerson.
Among his coaching highlights is the 2010 AAAA Division II State Championship at Northwestern, along with 4 State Title berths and 5 Upper State title games.
During a press conference at Rock Hill High, Pittman spoke of his plan for the team going forward. He addressed multiple questions from the media, including: The offensive/defensive schemes, returning the Bearcats back to their glory days, where the name “Bubba” came from, who his mentors have been, his emotion upon being offered the job, etc. Below is the raw audio from the press conference, which includes his answers to the previously mentioned questions and others.