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Edmonson County High School Softball Head Coach Jeremy Garmon has stepped down from the position, according to ECHS Athletic Director Kyle Pierce.
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.
"I would like to thank the administration for the opportunity to have coached and lead the program for two seasons, a program with rich history and tradition," said Garmon. "I would like to thank my assistant coaches especially Tim Basil who was a major help to me. Also, and most importantly the players. Not only the ones from the 2016 championship season but also the 2017 rebuilding season. It takes special kids to win and also special kids to want to learn and get better during a rebuild."
A.D. Pierce said that the head softball coaching position will be open for 30 days. Once all the applications are in, he said the school will make the best choice for their softball program.
"We hope to have some high quality candidates for the position," Pierce said. "We won a district championship in 2016, and our 2017 team gained a lot of experience as we had many underclassmen filling the roles left from 2016. Our softball program has always been respected around the region and state as being highly competitive."
The new season for high school softball is scheduled to begin in March of 2018.
"Although we hate to see him step away, we understand he needs to do what is best for his family," added Pierce. "We wish Coach Garmon the very best."
Garmon also passed along positive thoughts for ECHS softball.
"I wish the players and the program the best of luck going forward," he said.