Dugger resigns as WCHS tennis head coach

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By Brandon Mattingly

Washington County boys’ and girls’ tennis head coach Aaron Dugger is stepping down from the position after two seasons on the job. A replacement is yet to be named.

Dugger said he’s leaving coaching to focus on other endeavors, but will retain his position as library media specialist at North Washington Elementary.

“My wife and I recently purchased a farm and next spring I intend to get involved in several small-scale farming pursuits,” Dugger said. “Having too many irons in the fire makes it difficult to give each activity the necessary time and dedication it requires.”

The high school teams made strides in two seasons under Dugger, who was thankful for the support her received throughout his tenure.

“Every aspect of coaching at WCHS was a blessing. I could not have asked for better students with whom to work. Their sportsmanship, integrity and desire to improve at tennis made my job enjoyable,” he said. “There were significantly more singles and doubles wins last season compared to the previous one. I anticipate that trend continuing. Our returning seniors should have a good season, and there are several up-and-coming sophomores, juniors and an eighth-grade student I recruited at North, who have incredible potential. I also want to thank the athletic directors, Principal Terrell and the high school office staff for the consistent support and encouragement they provided.”