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Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

Damian Pitts had been the assistant men's basketball coach at Division II Millersville University for 15 years when his long-time boss and mentor, Fred Thompson, was let go after the 2015-16 season.

Pitts, a 1994 graduate of Laurel High School, was a logical and qualified candidate to take over for Thompson but the head job went to Casey Stitzel at Millersville in Lancaster, Pa.

Instead of sulking about being passed over, Pitts remained on staff as an assistant to Stitzel this past season, thanks in part to a contract that guaranteed him his assistant position at Millersville.

"It could have been really uncomfortable," Pitts said of working with Stitzel, whom...

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