JUCO DIRT: NJCAA D1 Shelton State set to hire veteran head coach

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

This one has been making the rounds for a while – I can now confirm that it is officially done. NJCAA D1 Shelton State CC will hire Reco Dawson as their new head men’s basketball coach.

Dawson has been the head coach at NJCAA D1 Central Georgia Tech since 2012. During his time at CGTC, Dawson was named as the District 13 Coach of the Year three times (2018, 2019, 2020), as well as Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Region 17 Coach of the Year in 2020. From 2018-20, his teams captured three straight GCAA titles, including the first in program history in 2018.

Before his time at CGTC, Dawson served as an assistant at NCAA D2 Georgia Southwestern State University.

Dawson will replace Joe Eatmon, who became the Dean of Community Relations at the school, after leading the Bucs to a 30-5 record this past season. Eatmon wrapped up his tenure at Shelton State with a 139-28 record.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

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