After coaching North Augusta to the South Carolina Class AAAA semifinals in November, coach Dan Pippin continues to stay busy.
Pippin was involved in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday as the offensive coordinator of the South Carolina team.
“Other than a state championship, this is the next thing on a coaching bucket list,” Pippin said last week. “It’s a huge honor to represent the state and community, and it’s a great cause.”
The game was held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. and consisted of the 40 best players from both North Carolina and South Carolina. Pippin said many have Division I scholarships to play football, and college coaches lining the field is a common sight.
“To represent South Carolina is a big deal for the kids,” Pippin said. “The kids are outstanding. I know they look forward to participating in it.”
As a coach in the Shrine Bowl, Pippin was awarded a red blazer by the Shriners, which he received during the season.
Now, Pippin will begin preparing for the Border Bowl, a game between the area’s top players in Georgia and South Carolina. It is scheduled for Jan. 11 at Laney in Augusta.
Pippin is the head coach of the South Carolina team, facing Lakeside coach Jarrett Troxler and his Georgia squad.
Practice for the border faceoff starts Friday.
“The Border Bowl is great for the kids. It looks like it will be a first-class event,” Pippin said.
The Border Bowl will have 11 North Augusta players suiting up for the South Carolina team.