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Kaleb Reed steps down as Dawgs’ head hoops coach

Gazette & News sports writer

Dalton High School is searching for a new varsity boys basketball head coach after Kaleb Reed stepped down to allow for more time with his family.

“I am very disappointed for our boys basketball program to lose Coach Reed,” said Dalton superintendent Jim Saxer. “His tenure as our head varsity coach has been a very successful one and he will be deeply missed as our head coach. He and his wife, Briana, are expecting their first child and he felt he could not fully commit to the needs and responsibilities of both his family and the team. Therefore, he felt it was only best to resign to allow us to hire a new coach before the summer league begins.”

During his three years at the helm of the varsity team, Reed led his team to three straight WCAL titles and finished with a 56-15 career record.

Reed will remain in his teaching role at DHS.

“Mr. Reed will continue to have a tremendously positive impact in our classroom for many years to come as he helps students prepare to launch towards their future,” Saxer said. “Truly, academics are what is most important for our students and I would miss him more if he left the classroom.”

As for the next steps to name a new head coach, Saxer said the school has posted the head coach position and they are in the process of reviewing the qualifications of applicants. They will be conducting interviews in the near future.

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