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St. Pius X Golden Lions
Will Cloyd, Head 7th Grade Coach
Coach Cloyd (SPX ‘08) enters his 1st year as the head 7th grade coach and 5th year on the St. Pius X basketball coaching staff. The Golden Lions have made a deep run in the playoffs every year he has been on staff. Coach Cloyd works with the post players in practice and serves as the team’s gear and film coordinator. Coach Cloyd was a stand-out basketball player while a student at St. Pius X. He then went on to play basketball for Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. During his four years at Guilford, Coach Cloyd helped the Quakers advance to the Division III Final Four twice (2009 and 2010), win the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship in 2010, and was named to the Academic All-ODAC team (2011-12). Coach Cloyd was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Guilford for the 2012-13 season. He received his master’s degree in Special Education from Georgia State University and is an English teacher at Lakeside High School.
Keith Pittman, Assistant 7th Grade Coach
Coach Pittman (SPX ‘85) returns for his 21st season as the Head Junior Varsity Coach for the Golden Lions. This season, he will also help with the 7th grade program. During his years as a community coach at SPX, he has also coached baseball and football. Coach Pittman’s mom, Susan Fechtel Pittman, was in the first graduating class at St. Pius X in 1959. Coach Pittman’s favorite parts of coaching are going to summer camps and bringing his team closer together.
Kevin Bottoms, Assistant 7th Grade Coach
Kevin Bottoms was an accomplished athlete on both the basketball and baseball fronts while attending local Henderson High School (class of 1987) and during his days at the University of George (BBA ’91). In his 26 years since departing Athens, Kevin has coached many different boys basketball teams, including several AAU teams that have competed on the local and state level. Kevin and his wife Mabre have four children, three of which are grown and college graduates, and one grandson. Kevin is most passionate about leveraging the game of basketball in the continued development of the character of the young men he has the privilege of leading. In his spare time, Kevin is the Global Vice President of Business Development for TELUS International, which has nearly 30,000 employee’s globally.