On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the MSD of Martinsville School Board voted to approve the hiring of Mrs. Brandy Hammans as Dean of Bell Intermediate Academy, Mr. Dave Dorsett as Girls Varsity Basketball Coach for Martinsville High School and Mr. Brian Dugger as Boys Varsity Football Coach for Martinsville High School beginning 2020-2021.
“This is an exciting time where we get to welcome three more Artesians to their new positions! I’m extremely pleased to know that all three individuals, Mr. Dorsett – Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Mr. Dugger – Varsity Football Coach, and Mrs. Brandy Hammans – Dean of Bell Intermediate Academy are student focused individuals who will bring their impressive skill sets to their respective positions in our district! I look forward to the new directions they will each take us in excellence,” stated Dr. Jay Arthur, Superintendent, MSD Martinsville.
Mrs. Brandy Hammans – Dean, Bell Intermediate Academy
Mrs. Brandy Hammans is completing her 15th year in education. She has a diverse background in elementary and secondary education including experience in special education. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University in 2005 and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Reading and Literacy from Walden University in 2009. In 2016, Mrs. Hammans received a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Ball State University.
Mrs. Hammans began her teaching career at Center Grove Community School Corporation where she taught 8th grade special education for one year, kindergarten for nine years and 6th grade English Language Arts (ELA) for two years. Mrs. Hammans taught students in our CHAMPS special education/services program for three years at John R. Wooden Middle School before accepting the position of Interim Dean for Bell Intermediate Academy in the fall of 2019.
Mrs. Hammans and her husband, a police officer for the City of Martinsville, have a personal interest in the growth and success of our community and school district as they too are raising a family here. They have three children, two who are students at MSD of Martinsville
“I look forward to continuing to build relationships with the students, staff and families of Bell Intermediate Academy. I am dedicated and invested in the growth of our students and have no doubt this is where my heart belongs,” said Mrs. Hammans.
Mr. Dave Dorsett – Head Coach, Girls Varsity Basketball, Martinsville High School
Mr. Dorsett is a 1983 graduate of Monrovia High School where he participated in varsity basketball and cross country. He began his coaching career in 1984 and has accumulated 36 years of coaching from middle school to six years as head coach for both boys and girls basketball. He has coached and been involved in both Indiana and Illinois basketball programs. In 2000, Mr. Dorsett was named Coach of the Year by the Illinois Boys Basketball Association.
In 2012, he came to Martinsville High School (MHS) where he was the Freshman Boys Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach for five years. For the last three seasons, Mr. Dorsett has been the Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant Coach for the Girls Basketball program. He is currently the Girls Softball Head Coach. Coach Dorsett resides in Martinsville with his wife, Robin, and two daughters, Paige and Maci.
“Coach Dave Dorsett brings passion, commitment and a tremendous knowledge base to our girls basketball program. Coach Dorsett’s 30 plus years of experience, at all levels, along with his familiarity with the current program should make for a smooth transition. We are excited for the direction of Girls Basketball under Coach Dorsett,” stated Kip Staggs, Athletic Director, Martinsville High School.
“It means the world to me. Being named the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Martinsville is something I have dreamed about since getting into coaching back in 1984. To have the opportunity to coach at this level at one of the most prestigious programs in the state is very humbling. I am honored and excited to be chosen to lead the Martinsville High School Girls basketball program. My plan is to lead by example and teach the game of basketball to the best of my ability to each student-athlete who chooses to participate in the program,” stated Coach Dave Dorsett.
Mr. Brian Dugger – Varsity Football Coach, Martinsville High School
Mr. Brian Dugger has spent 13 seasons as an Assistant Coach at Southport High School and the past seven seasons as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks’ coach. He spent two seasons coaching cornerbacks, five as Special Teams Coordinator, and 2 seasons coaching Wide Receivers. During his time as Offensive Coordinator, the Cardinals posted a 53-24 record, won two sectional titles, a conference championship, and broke nearly every offensive school record. He was a three sport athlete and three year letter winner in football from Franklin Central and a graduate of Indiana University, where he served as a student coach and Assistant to the Director of Football Operations under the late Terry Hoeppner. He and his wife, Erin, who is an elementary school teacher, have two children Delaney (3 1/2) and Will (9 months).
“Coach Brian Dugger has established himself as one of the best offensive coordinators in Central Indiana and more than ready to take the helm of the Artesian Football Program. Under his leadership at Southport, he guided the program to 32 new offensive records while moving their program to new heights. We look forward to the football season under the guidance of Coach Dugger,” stated Kip Staggs, Athletic Director, Martinsville High School.