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July 21, 2013

Guard signs with Roadrunners

John Redman, Dalton State College’s assistant men’s basketball coach, has been recruiting in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle for several years.

Redman used his connection to the Sunshine State this week to sign a player from one of the most competitive junior college conferences in the country, the Florida Panhandle Athletic Conference.

Dylan Smith, 21, a 6-foot guard from Rosemary Beach, signed with the Roadrunners Wednesday afternoon in the James E. Brown Center on the DSC campus.

“I am really excited about helping to start back this program,” Smith said. “I look forward to having great times and winning games for Dalton State College.”

The newest Roadrunner averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals per game while playing for South Walton High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. His game high was 38 points.

During his two years at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla., he had a game high of 21 points with an average of eight points, two rebounds and two assists per game. At the same time, the business management major was a Florida Academic All-State selection.

“I look forward to playing with Coach Ingle and Coach Redman,” Smith said.

DSC coaches are thrilled to have him.

“Dylan is a class act,” Redman said. “He has played a high level of basketball coming from one of the most powerful junior college conferences in the country.”

Head coach Tony Ingle shares the enthusiasm.

“We are thrilled to have Dylan Smith in our program and I am sure our fans will love watching him,” Ingle said. “There is no way we could have signed Dylan without Coach Redman. He has been working him for years and I’m excited for him as well.”

Smith is the son of Deidre and Craig Smith. He has one brother, Tanner.

“He comes from a basketball family and we are excited to have him join OUR new basketball family,” Redman said.

Redman added Craig Smith is a long-time volunteer coach at the recreation through college levels.

n The Roadrunners begin their inaugural season on the road Oct. 30 to play Redman’s former school, Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. Tip-off has been set at 7 p.m. central time.

DSC will stay on the road with a game Nov. 1 in Jackson, Miss., versus Belhaven University at 7 p.m. central time. After three nights at home, they travel to Central, S.C., to battle Southern Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. eastern time

The first home game is scheduled for Nov. 7th at the trade center when the Roadrunners host Hiwassee College at 7 p.m.

DSC has exhibition games scheduled on the road against two NCAA Division I Schools — Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., at 4 p.m. central time on Nov. 22, and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., on Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. central time.

n The DSC cheer team is in Tuscaloosa, Ala., participating in a four-day camp at the University of Alabama that started Friday.

“It’s an opportunity to develop our skills,” Roadrunner Coach Robyn Newell said. “The camp has a reputation of helping college cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots to be the best we can be.”

The camp combines staff from the Universal Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Dance Association.

“We’ve been working hard to make our cheer team a group the entire community can be proud of,” Newell said. “Like other athletic camps, the Tuscaloosa trip will give us a chance for intensified training without the distractions of home. With over 40 other colleges and universities attending, it will also give us an opportunity to see what others are doing.”

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