OCHS hires new golf coach, softball coach resigns
Ohio County High School has a new girls’ golf coach in Andy Gowins, but still has three coaching positions open for the 2012-’13 school year.
Lady Eagle softball coach Leanna Hagerman resigned her position at the end of the 2012 season, while assistant football coach David Howard has also resigned, and OCHS is also interested in restarting its swim team this year. All the coaching vacancies are posted, and applications being taken, according to OCHS athletic director Charles Patton.
Hagerman took over the girls’ softball program in 2011 with her first team finishing with a 5-15 record, and losing in the first round of the 10th District Tournament. This season, with a very young squad — an eighth grade starting pitcher and two or three freshman also starting — the Lady Eagles went 6-20, finishing runner-up in the district tourney and falling to Grayson County in the first round of the Third Region Tournament.
When contacted about her decision, Hagerman said, “I’m going to take some time off to focus on my family. I feel so blessed to have coached such incredible young ladies the past two years. They have all been wonderful. Besides my players, my assistant coaches, boosters, parents, and administration have all been amazing as well. I’m definitely going to miss it, but I’m confident this is the right decision for me at this time.”