Athletics Hall of Fame 1997
Pat Hewitt spent 25 years as head girls’ basketball coach at Hartsville High School. Hewitt compiles a career record of 425-181 at Hartsville and reached the state championship game five times, winning three state titles. Hewitt won South Carolina Girls’ Basketball Coach-of-the-Year.
Hewitt led Hartsville to 13 consecutive state tournament appearance and 11 consecutive 20-win seasons. Her squad was ranked eighth in the nation in 1990 and 16th in the nation in 1992, posting a 32-1 record in both years. During the 1989-90 season, Hartsville’s only loss was to national champion Christ the King School.
Hewitt attended Coker before the school began competing in intercollegiate athletics. Coker was still an all female school at the time and Hewitt excelled in all intramural sports.