Springwood School Names Coach Steve Pardue As AD and Head Football Coach
Springwood School announces the hiring of Coach Steve Pardue of LaGrange, GA. Coach Pardue joins the school as Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach. Carson Champion, a Springwood School junior who participates in cheer and softball, said, "I am excited to see the transformation Coach Pardue will make at Springwood with athletics. Eager to see him join the Springwood family!"
"We are honored to welcome a man with Coach Pardue's commitment to family, dedication to hard work, and student-athletes at our school", said Springwood School in a press release.
Among his many accomplishments, Steve Pardue was named the 2010 AAA Coach of the Decade by Georgia High School Daily Report. In 2003, he won the Touchdown Club of Atlanta's Wright Bazemore All-Classification Coach of the Year Award, named for Valdosta High School's long-time, 14-time State Championship Coach. Coach Pardue is also a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame member, inducted in 2020.
A native of Hopkinsville, KY, Coach Pardue played football at Christian County High School under KHSAA Hall of Fame coach Fred Clayton. Pardue played on the offensive line at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, and got his master's degree at West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA.