Riverdale basketball is bringing back a familiar face. Coach Trey Pittman will once again lead the basketball program. This time for both boys and girls.
Coach Pittman says he is “excited to coach former players’ kids.” He’s also excited to be a part of “the history and tradition of RA basketball, and being at a school that values the hard work and dedication it takes to win championships.”
Pittman and RA basketball share a rich history. He coached the Lady Rebels from 2001-2004. During that time, he boasted a record of 105-16. From 2001-2003 his teams won back-to-back district and South A championships. The 2003 team also earned the Class A state runner-up title losing a heartbreaker to Delta Academy. The ’03 team advanced to the Overall Tournament and went on to became the only MAIS Class A girl’s team to win the overall state championship. His 2003-2004 team was the South A runner-up.
Coach Pittman has coached at Riverdale, Minden and Providence. He has an overall coaching record of 206-57 in eight years as head coach. He left RA for the head coaching job at Minden from 2004-2006 and then went into private business. During that time he stayed involved with the game as a referee.
In 2020, he took over as the head coach at Providence Classical Academy. The program had never had a winning record in the MAIS. During his time there, they won three straight district championships, two South state titles and a 3A state runner-up.
Pittman is a graduate of Plain Dealing Academy and Louisiana Tech. He is married to Mary Pittman and they have two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, LSU sports and traveling.