Fall Coaches


David MorbitzerDavid Morbitzer

Coaching Staff / 2008-Present

Team:  Varsity Football
Position: Head Coach
Email: morbitzerd@bcsdschools.net
David Morbitzer, originally from Lexington, South Carolina, has been at Hanahan since 2008. Coach Morbitzer graduated from The Citadel in 2008 with a degree in Education Social Studies. In his time here at Hanahan, he has coached the offensive line and coordinated the offense. Over his tenure, the Hawks have had five Region Championships. He is the Varsity Track and Field Coach where he has won 2 State Championships (2017-Men’s & 2011- Women’s). He was also named the SCCCTFA Coach of the Year honors twice (2017, 2011). Coach Morbitzer is married to Katherine Morbitzer and has two sons, Grady and Caleb.

Brian MitchellBrian Mitchell

Coaching Staff / 2000-Present

Team:  Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach–Secondary
Email: mitchelb@bcsdschools.net
Brian Mitchell, originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, has been at Hanahan since 2000. Coach Mitchell graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1999 with a degree in Business Education.  In his time here at Hanahan, he has coached multiple positions which include: Quarterbacks, Running backs, Wide Receivers, Linebackers, and Defensive Backs.  Over his tenure, the Hawks have won ten region titles and played for a Lower State Championship in 2003. He is the Head Varsity baseball coach and runs the Hanahan Invitational Tournament, a nationally recognized event.  Coach Mitchell is married to Stephanie Mitchell and has two sons, Camden and Braylon.

Steve BlanchardSteve Blanchard

Coaching Staff / 2012-Present

Team:  Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach–Defensive Coordinator
Email: blanchards@bcsdschools.net
Coach Blanchard is entering his 29th year of coaching.  He has coached on the collegiate level as well as all classifications on the high school level.  He has been a head coach at two different high schools and also served as Athletic Director.  Coach Blanchard is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame.


Dylan PriceDylan Price

Coaching Staff / 2017-Present

Team:  Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach–Outside Linebackers
Email: priced@bcsdschools.net
Coach Price teaches English at Hanahan High School since 2017.  This year is his 3rd year coaching at Hanahan and 6th year coaching total at Berkeley and Hanahan.  He played Newberry College football and won a South Atlantic Conference Championship in 2008.  He also played football, baseball and track in high school at Hanahan where he was a 2-time all-conference in football and 2008 All-State Wide Receiver


David PrattDavid Pratt

 Coaching Staff / 2008-Present

Team:  Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach–Defensive Linemen
Email: prattd@bcsdschools.net
Coach Pratt has over 40 years coaching experience including 11 years coaching at Hanahan.  He earned a BS degree in Social Studies from Presbyterian College and currently coaches the quarterbacks.  He is a member of the Woodruff HS Hall of Fame and the SC Track Coaches Hall of Fame.




Pietr-SmitsPeter Smits


Eighth year as a math teacher and coach at Hanahan High
Fifteenth year within the Berkeley County School District.
Served many roles for the football program including offensive and defensive line coach and the head junior varsity coach
He is also the head varsity basketball coach.
Pieter is married to Tiffany, an English teacher at GCHS, and they have five children: Leah (18), Alisandra (18), Noelle (14), Emily (13), and TJ (4).

David JohnsonDavid Johnson

Over 20 years at Hanahan High School
Coaches Special Teams/Kickers
Serves as the Head Coach for Varsity Girls Soccer
A graduate of Hanahan High School where he played football, basketball, and soccer
Coach Johnson is married to Gerri Johnson, Library Assistant at HHS, and they have two children, Kimberly a Sophomore at College of Charleston and Eric who is in 7th grade at HMS.





Mark ZdanewiczMark Zdanewicz

Coach Zdanewicz is entering his second year at Hanahan High School
Originally from Illinois where he played football, ran track, and wrestled at Buffalo Grove High School
Attended Northern Michigan University on a football scholarship, and later the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
In addition to coaching varsity linebackers, he is also an assistant wrestling coach





Joe BowersJoe Bowers

2015-2017 Goose Creek High School, Assistant Head Coach,
Defensive Coordinator, Strength Coach
2006-2014 Goose Creek High School, Co-defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line, Strength Coach
B.S. in Physical Education/ Secondary Education from Charleston Southern University in May 1999.
Married to Cortney Bowers from Greenville, SC





Charles FinchCharles Finch

Coach Finch is married to Lindsay, and they have two children Adelyn & Everly.
This is Coach Finch’s first year at Hanahan High School.
Coaches the offensive line.
Coach Finch has coached at Berkeley for the past 7 years, mainly coaching the varsity offensive line.
Attended the Citadel and played offensive line there for the
2007 and 2008 seasons




Bart BlanchardBart Blanchard

Coach Blanchard is entering his 2nd year coaching.
Last coached- QB’s at Bishop England in 2011 and won a state championship
Played quarterback at The Citadel from 2006-2009. Career leader in TD passes and single season all purpose yards.
Played professional football in Italy.
Married to Kelly Blanchard and has two sons, Braxton and Beau.




Cyril SamonteCyril Samonte

Entering his 1st year coaching JV football at Hanahan; 2 years as Varsity Girls Basketball coach; spent 5 years coaching JV football at Goose Creek High School in the early 90’s.
Teaches Media Technology, and occasionally freelances for ABC News4.
Worked at The Citadel from 2006 to 2011 in the athletics department as the video coordinator for their video board and other athletics.
Graduated from The Citadel in 1992 and from Trident Tech in 1995.
Married to Mrs. Ada Samonte.





Cyril SamonteAda Samonte

Team:  Competitive and Sideline Cheerleading
Position: Head Coach
Email: samontea@bcsdschools.net

Elizabeth Barbee

Team:  Junior Varsity Sideline Cheerleading
Position: Head Coach

Kyleigh Joseph

Team:  Competitive Cheerleading
Position: Assistant Coach



Head Coach: Andrea Keesee

Junior Varsity Coach: Sheena Lanham

Cross Country

Boys Varsity Coach: Craig Bachman

Girls Varsity Coach: Isabel Raisbeck


Girls Varsity Coach: Donna Butler