Dawson’s Sapp steps down after stellar career

In the aftermath of Dawson County’s baseball season, which ended in the state playoffs’ opening round, head coach Dwayne Sapp announced his retirement from head coaching. The longtime legendary coach announced his decision after a 27-year run that included north of 500 wins. He surpassed the milestone during the 2021 season.

Sapp told BLITZ that he plans on enjoying watching his sons, Palmer and Hudson Sapp, play their last couple years of ball. He made the decision to hang it up following the playoff loss for Dawson County, and felt that it was time for someone else to lead the program.

“I felt the program was in great shape for anyone to take over, but most importantly I felt it was time to be a cheerleader for my sons and to be home more with my wife,” Sapp told BLITZ. “I have never been able to take her out on her birthday because it falls during the season. The whole family has sacrificed and it was just my time to be home more and just be there for all of them.”

No doubt, a coach with so much success, so much impact, and so much love and knowledge for the game will certainly have parts of it he will miss.

“I will miss the kids and the relationships I have built over the year,” adds Sapp. “I talk with a lot of former players and coaches each week. I will miss those interactions also.”

Sapp has been over the Dawson County program since 2016, collecting 103 victories in his time in Dawsonville. That includes a pair of 20-win seasons, three playoff trips, and four seasons in which the Tigers were ranked inside the top 10 in the state.

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