North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Scotland Athletic Director Tommy Britt Dies

     LAURINBURG—Veteran athletic director Tommy Britt of Scotland High School has died in a Charlotte hospital after a brief illness.

     Britt, age 50, had coached baseball at Scotland from 1993 until 2012, when he resigned as coach to focus on his duties as athletic director. He had taken over the athletic director duties in 2006.

     A memorial service will be held  Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. A visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall. 

    Britt coached the Scots to the NCHSAA state 4-A baseball championship in ’06, beating South Caldwell two games to one.

     He had been airlifted to Charlotte from Scotland County Memorial Hospital about two weeks ago with bleeding on the brain, but his prognosis at that time was excellent. However, his condition worsened dramatically on Wednesday after surgery, and he reportedly slipped into a coma before his death.

     Memorials are requested for Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Church St., Laurinburg, NC 28352, Scotland High School Athletics, 1000 W. Church St., Laurinburg, NC 28352, or Laurinburg Optimist Athletics, PO Box 862, Laurinburg, NC 28353.