February 1 was a first for the school system as it hosted more than 60 various businesses and college programs in an event called Future Fest for all 8-12th grade students.
Latest DHS News
Forty-one sophomores spent January 30 learning from professionals in their field of interest for the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
Future Business Leaders of America competitors walked away from the Region Leadership Conference on January 9 as winners.
Students and staff in Dalton Public Schools participated in this season of giving by sharing with those in need. All of our schools donated to a number of community non-profit organizations.
Dalton High School and Dalton Middle School both hosted Blood Assurance blood drives last week with a combined total of 191 units of blood collected.
The idea to fix up the gardens and greenhouse at Westwood Elementary was the perfect combination of filling a need in the community and allowing him to thank a place close to his heart.
David Brock has been named the head boys basketball coach at Dalton High School. Brock served as head boys basketball coach for the last two years at Cass High School where he compiled a record of 35-19 and a state tournament appearance. He also worked as the assistant coach for men's basketball at Oakland University in Michigan before going to Cass. Oakland University 2014 CBI Postseason Quarterfinalist during his time with the team.
Dalton High Athletic Director Jeff McKinney said he is extremely excited about having Brock join the DHS sports program. "Coach Brock comes to us with an extremely impressive background. His past history of player development and growing a program puts him at the top of the list of young, great coaches. We are extremely excited and fortunate to have him," added McKinney. "We look forward to his reign as our new basketball coach."
Brock's defense at Cass was the top ranked defense in Region 7-AAAAA last season, giving up just 47.2 points per game. Brock also spent one season as associate head coach for the British professional team, the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League. He was the youngest associate coach in BBL history.
Brock is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary education. He will teach in the social studies department at Dalton High. During his time at the University of Alabama, he served as student assistant for Coach Anthony Grant and the Alabama Men's Basketball Team. The Crimson Tide was 2013 NIT Quarterfinalist during his time with the team.
Coach Brock is replacing former Catamount coach Mike Duffie. Coach Duffie has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Pickens High School.