Dimitric Salters has been hired as the new basketball head coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.
“On behalf of Lincoln, we feel hiring coach Salters is one of the best decisions we could have made,” said Lincoln Athletic Director Paul O’Halloran. “He is one of the top young coaches in the area and we’re thrilled to have him.”
Salters has coached at East Gadsden for the past nine years where he amassed a 219-61 record while winning district championships five times. His teams advanced to the region finals five times and made three state Final Four appearances.
He had one of his best teams in 2007-08, a team that finished 26-1 overall and was number one in the state most of the season
This past season Salters did an outstanding job of coaching when his district runner-up team won three tough road games to earn a state berth.
In his nine years at East Gadsden he helped develop 33 players that went on to college including Sam McLauren and Rashard McGill who graduated from Illinois and Southern Mississippi respectively this spring.
A native Gadsden County figure, Salters graduated Havana Northside High School in 1992. While at the school he was a three-time All-County basketball player and a two-time All-County football pick.
He also earned All-State basketball honors twice and was cited as an All-State football player his senior year.
Salters played a year of basketball at TCC before transferring to FAMU for a year. He finished his college career at Thomas University where he earned his degree while starting both years on the Thomas College team and garnering NAIA All-American honors.
He then played five years of professional basketball in Europe and South America.
Salters has been inducted in the Havana Northside Hall of Fame, the TCC Hall of Fame, and the Thomas University Hall of Fame.
“I’m looking forward to going to Lincoln and continue coaching young people,” Salters said. “I want to continue to pass on things others have given me.”
“I appreciate my time at East Gadsden and all the people that worked with me and allowed me to work there.” He continued, “I had many great times there and have nothing but good things to say about my tenure there.”