Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County High School has hired Bridgett Poteet as the new head coach for Lady Cat Softball. Coach Poteet currently teaches Conceptual Science at ECHS and is a former Lady Cat player.
Originally from Hart County, she was a varsity player for the Lady Raiders from her 8th grade to junior years and transferred to Edmonson County as a senior (then Bridgett Gardner) for the 2005-06 season under then head coach Kevin Jackson.
She was introduced today at ECHS by Principal Tommy Hodges.
"She played at Edmonson County and she knows Edmonson County," said Hodges. "She's going to help let folks know what Edmonson County is all about."
Poteet says even though the Lady Cats are still considered to be in a rebuilding stage, she looks forward to being part of that process, having plenty of talent on the roster.
"There are lots of girls here that are tremendous athletes," she said. "We have a great foundation where we can build."
Coach Poteet was on the coaching staff of the first ever Green County Middle School softball team in 2013. From there, she served as an assistant at Logan County for the next two years.
"No one has a guaranteed spot," she told the current Lady Cat team today. "You'll each try out for your spots. I'm tough, but I'll love all of you. I'll expect the best out of each one of you on and off the field and we'll have a good time. When people hear Edmonson County Softball, they're going to think the very best."
Hodges said decisions for assistant coaches have not yet been made.
Coach Poteet will take over immediately. Former head coach Jeremy Garmon resigned from the spot in September of this year. Garmon spent two seasons as head coach of the Lady Cats where he compiled a 32-30 record, including a 2016 District 12 Championship title in his first season.