Brian Dartt, Olivet High School’s varsity boys’ basketball coach for the past 14 seasons, has resigned his coaching position effective immediately.
In an open letter to the community, Dartt said that “the time has come for me to step down so that I can dedicate more time to my children and family.”
A former regional and state coach of the year, Dartt led the Eagles to a Class C state championship and a perfect 28-0 season in 2005. He also led Olivet to six district championships and two regional titles during his tenure, which concluded with a 225-102 record.
Dartt, who teaches visual design, financial literacy and digital design at Olivet High School, is a 1989 graduate of Eben Junction Superior Central High School in the Upper Peninsula, where he played varsity basketball and ran cross country.
Dartt was a member of the 1989 basketball team that reached the state semifinal game and the won the U.P. state championship in cross country. He then played four years of college basketball at Olivet College under Gary Morrison.
In 1995, Dartt graduated from Olivet College with a bachelors degree in computer science and business administration. He earned a masters degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2006.
Dartt came to Olivet High School in the winter of 1994 and began coaching the freshmen boys’ basketball squad. Two years later, he was hired as a computer teacher, and in 2000 he became the varsity boys’ basketball head coach.
A search to find Dartt’s replacement will begin immediately.
Olivet High School principal Rob Bobeda will serve as the interim head coach until the position is filled.