Head coach Jay Fitts had an outstanding 1st year at Piedmont in 2016-2017 going 16-11 and making it to the 2nd round of the 3A State playoffs. Piedmont 6’8 forward/guard future Clemson Tiger Hunter Tyson was 1st Team All-UCHoops and was named Co-SCC POY as a junior. Tyson led Union Co. in scoring (25.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg). Senior Camden Baucom (7.1 ppg) is returning to the backcourt along with 2016-17 UCHoops.com’s 6th Man of the Year Matthew Climbingbear. 6'6 Ryan Ruettgers and 6’2 forward Trip Fesmire return to the Panther's front line. The Panthers will open up hosting West Stanly on Nov. 17th.