Hatten brings air of excitement to Bulldog athletic program

Tim Hatten

Crestview High School principal Bob Jones presents new Bulldog athletic director and head football coach Tim Hatten with a Crestview Bulldogs shirt during Wednesday's press conference.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 05:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — New Crestview High School athletic director and head football coach Tim Hatten was formally introduced to the community during a Wednesday press conference in the school's media center.

The event ended a hectic two-day stretch in which the Okaloosa County School Board approved Hatten’s hiring on Monday and he started work on Tuesday.

"I've met a lot of good folks that have moved here and they've been here 20 years and they are staying for a reason,” Hatten said. “It's a good place to educate your children. It's a good place to go to school."

Hatten wouldn’t promise a certain number of wins or a playoff appearance, but he said the players will work hard on the field and in the classroom — and they will have fun playing football.

Game plan

The Bulldog offense will be exciting for players and fans, Hatten said.

"To an extent, we are a spread (offensive) team," he said. "We like to throw the ball down the field and we like to throw it vertically, but you have somebody that can throw it vertically and that's the main thing.

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