Demopolis gets new D-line coach

Published 4:08 pm Monday, June 11, 2012

Demopolis High School will have a new assistant football coach this season as it welcomes Vincent Pitts to its family.

Pitts, 29, comes to the Tigers from Spanish Fort, where he coached during the 2011 season.

“He was a student equipment manager at Auburn. When he graduated there, he spent time at a couple middle schools coaching,” Demopolis head coach and athletic director Tom Causey said. “He coached running backs at St. Paul’s and coached defensive backs at Spanish Fort.”

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Pitts will draw the responsibility of coaching the defensive line for the Tigers, marking the first time since the 2007 season Causey’s staff has featured a full-time, paid DL coach.

“I think that is invaluable,” Causey said, pointing to the luxury the Tigers have been afforded with the hiring of Pitts. “Anytime your system allows you to hire folks that can do multiple things for you, whether it be coaching or DECA or drama, whatever it is, that’s huge.”

Pitts will teach business and marketing at Demopolis Middle School after being approved by the board of education at its Wednesday morning meeting.

Pitts also continues Causey’s tradition of hiring young assistants with head coaching potential.

“That’s what he’s here to do. That’s what he wants to do. That’s what he wants to become,” Causey said of Pitts’ potential future in the coaching world.

“It’s good when we get those young coaches that want to move up the ranks and get to the next level. He’s a high character coach without a doubt. He’s going to be a good teacher and a good coach for us.”