Posted: 2:22 pm Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Hoops: Palm Beach Central hires ex-Seminole Ridge coach Jason Pitman, Ridge promotes JV coach 

By Jeff Greer

Palm Beach Central stayed in-county for its new head basketball coach.

Central hired ex-Seminole Ridge coach Jason Pitman to replace Pete Karas, Seminole Ridge Athletic Director Scott Parks confirmed Tuesday. Ridge, in turn, hired junior-varsity coach Kai Lee to replace Pitman.

Pitman’s 2012-13 Ridge team struggled to a 6-19 record in one of the area’s more challenging districts. Central was 12-14 this past season, with a loss in the District 9-8A semifinals.

Lee has been the JV coach at Ridge for the past five seasons.