Board OKs Hatten as Crestview AD/head football coach

Tim Hatten

The Okaloosa County School Board approved Tim Hatten, second from right, as the Crestview athletic director and head football coach at Monday’s school board meeting. Joining Hatten here is Crestview assistant principal Dexter Day, who chaired the search committee, Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson and Crestview principal Bob Jones.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM.

FORTWALTON BEACH — To nobody’s surprise, the Okaloosa County School Board approved Tim Hatten as the Crestview High School athletic director and head football coach on Monday.

A press conference introducing Hatten is at 2:30 p.m.Wednesday in the school’s media center.

Hatten, who comes to Crestview from Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, accepted the job last week and started at Crestview on Tuesday.

“Any time you start anything new, you’ve got to be excited, whether you are 23 or 49,” Hatten said. “I’m ready to go, to evaluate talent and to look at all the sports at Crestview High School and see if there is any kind of way that I can make a difference and help out in any facet.

“The evaluation process is certainly where we will start with the job, not only as the athletic director, but the head football coach as well so I’m excited about it.”

Crestview principal Bob Jones welcomed Hatten to Bulldog Country.

“We are excited about coach Hatten,” he said. “When I first saw the applicants and looked at their resumes, he was in my top three right off the bat because of his career and what he has done. He has only been at two places and he has won at the high school level and the college level.

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