Less than three months after his father, Bob Witman, stepped down as Charlotte Country Day head football coach, Drew Witman has been named to replace him.
After a national search, Country Day officials announced Tuesday afternoon that Drew Witman would be their new coach. Drew played for his dad at Country Day and was later an assistant under his father for three seasons. Last year, Drew Witman was defensive coordinator at Myers Park, where he coached linebackers.
Country Day will kick off the 2015 season against Myers Park at a neutral site in August.
“In the end, Drew emerged as our pick because of his combination of passion for coaching and passion for our program at Country Day,” Country Day athletics diretor Abe Wehmiller said. “He’s a rising star in the coaching ranks, and I’m looking forward to the prospect of working with him for many years to come.”
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Bob Witman resigned in late February after a 35-year high school coaching career. Bob Witman, 64, was 219-67 in 25 years at Country Day, where he won eight N.C. Independent Schools state championships, including seven from 1993 through 2004. The Bucs’ last state title came in 2010. Witman’s career record is 267-97-1.
Drew Witman said he was looking forward to following his father at his alma mater. Drew Witman was a three-sport athlete at Country Day (football, basketball, baseball) and won a state title in his junior year. He graduated in 2006 and became a three-year starter at quarterback at William Jewell College in Missouri.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence here at Country Day,” Drew Witman said. “Myers Park is an amazing place with even better students and staff, and I want to personally thank the administration and head coach Scott Chadwick for allowing me to join their team this past year. But Country Day is a special place for me, and I am glad to be back.”