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Alan Stephenson welcomed Coach Patrick Plott to the Greenville community with a signature Greenville Tigers cap.
Allen Stephenson welcomed Coach Patrick Plott to the Greenville community with a signature Greenville Tigers cap.

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Plott named new Greenville High head coach

Published 7:30pm Thursday, April 17, 2014

Greenville High School has found its new head football coach and athletic director.

Principal Joseph Dean and his committee of six recommended Coach Patrick Plott to the Butler County Board of Education to unanimous approval Thursday night.

Dean and the committee narrowed a pool of hundreds of candidates down to 74 highly qualified applicants, and then further shortened the list to just nine interviewees.

“It was a daunting task, but I assure you that these gentlemen gave an incredible effort, and I think we’ve found someone to lead us and be the new face of Greenville High School athletics,” Dean said.

Each committee member was allowed a total of four points per interview, giving each applicant a total of 24 total points possible.

Plott finished the interview process with 24 out of 24 possible points.

Plott, husband of former Greenville native Makia Bennett Plott, comes from Pickens County High School, where he led his team to a 1A state championship with a record of 15-0 in 2013.

He also led the Pickens County High School girls basketball team to a state championship two years prior.

Plott said it was a desire to uphold Greenville’s standards that attracted him to the position.

“It was just the tradition here at Greenville,” Plott said.

“It was that winning tradition, and I just want to get here and get that winning tradition back at Greenville High School.”

Plott added that his list of short term goals lay not on the field or in the weight room, but in the philosophies of his players.

That, Plott insisted, is where the game truly begins.

“I want to establish discipline within the guys,” Plott said.

“Each year going into a season, your first goal is to win the regional championship, and your next goal is to win the state championship.  And that’s going to be our goal from day one.”

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