Pitching with pride

New coach sets goals for softball season


Photo by: Kamryn Kelley

Coach Bobby Stackhouse at Athletes’ signings.

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

With his eyes fixed on the postseason, first year Coach Bobby Stackhouse intends to improve PHS softball at every position in order to become a competitive team within SEK.

“I want to put them in every situation they could possibly see in order to prepare them properly for games,” Stackhouse said.

The team’s goals this season are to compete for the SEK league’s title and to play to their best ability throughout spring.

“We want to play our best softball come the post-season to regional play and beyond. It’s a process of getting better each practice, playing better ball, getting better as individuals and together as a team so that when we reach postseason we will being playing as best as we can,” Stackhouse said.

Freshman softball manager Ella Bolinger began to play with Stackhouse this previous summer and believes the new coach is helping the team grow.

“My first impression was that he was really quiet but when he opened up he started to help me more than I’ve ever been helped,” Bolinger said.

Bolinger looks forward to the future with Stackhouse and hopes that he will influence the team positively as players come back..

“Practice has been going really good. We have two other coaches that help a lot so we can split into groups. Stackhouse is able to take a lot of the girls and teach them new ideas,” Bolinger said. “I hope that he creates a bond with the players that are going to be here for the rest of their softball careers and that he learns to coach them in softball as they grow.”