Martin chosen as new BHS softball coach
Adding to his duties as head girls’ basketball coach, Bob Martin has been hired as the new Baldwin High School head softball coach.
BHS assistant coach Ginger Crist is coming back for the Bulldogs to help also.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges of the coming season and the opportunity to work with some outstanding young ladies,” Martin said.
Activities Director Gary Stevanus said that Martin was definitely the right choice.
“Bob Martin was the best candidate we interviewed,” Stevanus said. “He has great softball experience and is liked and well respected by our students and staff.”
Players from the team agree as well.
“I’m anxious to see how this year goes,” senior Sarah Johnson said. “He has been involved in the program before so he knows what he is getting into. I’m glad coach Crist is coming back, too.”
Martin replaced Ginny Honomichl, who retired last year. Honomichl had been the head coach for Baldwin since the program started in the spring in 2001.
“It’s going to be different not having coach Honomichl there this year,” junior MacKenzie Flory said. “I’m excited to get the season started though, and see how things go.”
Senior Tracie Weege, who also plays basketball for Martin, was glad Martin was chosen to lead the program.
“I feel really confident with our new head coach because he knows a lot about the sport,” senior Tracie Weege said. “When I found out Mr. Martin was assigned to be our new coach, I was filled with joy.”
March 2 is the Bulldogs’ first practice. Their first game is on March 31 at the BHS softball field. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. against Wellsville.