Derrick DeWitt has been named the new head coach for the Marietta High School girls' basketball team.

Marietta High welcomes new head coach for girls’ basketball team

A new head coach has been chosen for the Marietta High School girls’ varsity basketball team.

Derrick DeWitt comes to the Marietta City School System after a seven-year tenure with Sequoyah High School in Canton where he led the girls basketball team to the state playoffs for six consecutive years. 

“Two things that stand out immediately about Coach DeWitt are his enthusiasm for working with young people and his commitment to doing things with integrity,” said Craig McKinney, athletic director for the Marietta City School System. “His personality and value system fit the culture of the Marietta basketball program.”

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DeWitt earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Stetson University and a master’s degree in teaching in special education from Brenau University. 

Over the past 10 years, DeWitt has been a successful head coach of competitive basketball teams for Class 5-A and 6-A high schools.

DeWitt is married with two children. Marietta City Schools will formally introduce the new coach to the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the seminar room at Marietta High School. 

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