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SSC Coach John Pigatti named Region IV-B Coach of the Year for 2018

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 23, 2018) – Coach John Pigatti just completed his 12th year as head coach of the SSC Bulldogs, accumulating a career coaching record of 353-71. Pigatti has won nine Region IV championships; his teams have been to nine NJCAA Division II National Championships in 12 years, and they have been ranked #1 in the country.

The Bulldogs have also been ranked in the top ten every season since Pigatti has been at South Suburban College.

Coach Pigatti has been named the 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, and 2007 Coach of the Year in Region IV, District 4, and by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. The sophomores he recruited have signed a scholarship to play at a four-year college or university.

Jordan Matthews was named NJCAA, Region IV 1st Team and MVP of Regional Tournament. Courtney Carter was named 2nd Team All Region. Jamal Bailey and Lawrence Lemon were Region IV All-Tournament Team.

For more information, contact Coach Pigatti at 708-596-2000, ext. 2524.

South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL. For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions, and registration, visit or contact the Admissions Office at 708-210-5718.


South Suburban College
South Suburban College
South Suburban College offers a wide selection of career education and college transfer credit programs. Based in South Holland, Illinois, with a satellite campus in Oak Forest, SSC offers non-credit customized training, short-term instruction for business, and dozens of special interest classes.