Former Beavercreek, UD standout Steve Pittman returns to restore Beavers basketball program to prominence

Former Beavercreek High School standout and University of Dayton Flyer Steve Pittman has been hired to resurrect the high school’s boys basketball program.

Once a power in southwest Ohio, especially when Pittman played for the Beavers under legendary head coach Larry Holden, Beavercreek was 8-15 overall last season and 3-9 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East. The program last won a conference title in 2012 and has not posted a winning record since the 2013-2014 campaign.

Pittman replaces Mark Hess, who compiled a 37-79 record over five seasons before resigning and taking the head coaching job at Troy.

An assistant coach at Middletown last season, Pittman served as the Ponitz boys head coach from 2016 to 2018 and filled an assistant’s role for Darnell Hoskins at Thurgood Marshall for five seasons. He has extensive AAU and youth basketball coaching experience on his resume as well.

Pittman starred at Beavercreek before graduating in 1985 and playing for Don Donoher at the University of Dayton from 1985 to 1989.

Eight of the 20 schools that composed the GWOC in 2018-2019 will have new head boys basketball coaches Fairmont and Vandalia Butler have yet to fill their vacancies.

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