Pettis coaching Bulldog softball team

Crestview softball

Crestview athletic director and head football coach turn softball coach Kevin Pettis hits some infield for the Bulldog softball team.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 16:26 PM.

CRESTVIEW — For the fifth time in six years, the Crestview softball team will have a new leader in the dugout.

Head football coach and athletic director Kevin Pettis will be in charge of the Bulldogs, taking over for Chris Sweatt, who is taking a year off to watch his son, Tate, a senior on the Crestview baseball team.

Time will tell if Sweatt returns to the softball dugout, but for now, Pettis is having a good time with the girls.

"We wanted to keep the continuity of the program going," Pettis said. "Sweatt does such a good job that we didn't want to hire somebody and then him want it back and then have to let them go. So I stepped in and did it.

 "I've enjoyed being around the girls. They are hilarious and it gives me a chance to meet another sector of the students here, so it's a good deal."

Pettis is quick to point out this isn't his first time coaching softball; he's done so at past coaching stops in Georgia and here in Florida.

Pettis summed up his coaching philosophy in two words.



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