Dalton Public Schools News

Q&A With Coach Scott Houghton

In anticipation of a great season, we are featuring our winter athletics coaches from all of our secondary schools! Keep reading to learn more about Coach Houghton from Hammond Creek Middle School and Dalton Junior High School, and stay tuned for the rest of our highlights!

What school do you teach at?

Scott Houghton and Family

Hammond Creek Middle School

What school do you coach for?

Hammond Creek Middle School and Dalton Junior High School

What sport do you coach?

Football and Wrestling

What is your coaching background?

I have coached high school and middle school football, wrestling, and baseball. I started my career coaching in Tennessee and have been in Dalton the past 19 years.

How long have you been coaching?

31 years

Did you play sports while growing up?

Yes, football, wrestling, and baseball.

What is your favorite coaching memory?

Making the state finals in baseball when coaching high school baseball in Tennessee, and when our wrestling team placed in the league wrestling tournament.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal, and it’s courage that counts.” - John Wooden

Would you like to shout-out your family?

Shout out to my wife Rachel and sons Maddux and Bryce for supporting me and allowing me to spend time away from them and coach other kids all these years.

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