HOULKA – Houlka High School has hired two new coaches this summer. Both are graduates of Houlka High School. Stephanie Turner has been hired as Head Softball Coach for both slow-pitch and fast-pitch. She replaces Ryan Winter who resigned in May. Jonathon Huffman was hired as Head Baseball Coach. He replaces Boo Griffin who resigned in May as well.
Turner is a 2005 graduate of Houlka High School, who played softball in grades 7-12 for the Lady Wildcats. Turner has been teaching at the school for the past eight years. She has been volunteering with the softball team the past few seasons.
Turner said, “I am excited about the opportunity to coach here at Houlka. I want the girls to have the same pleasant memories of playing that I had. These girls are passionate about softball. I just feel like they need someone to push them harder. We are going to work hard and I hope that success will follow after our hard work.”
Huffman is a 2015 graduate of Houlka High School. He played baseball for the Wildcats in grades 7-12. He has coached most of the players in summer baseball.
Huffman said, “I am truly thankful and excited about the opportunity to coach these guys. I have been fired up ever since administration told me I was approved for the job. I am looking forward to it and ready to get going.” Huffman has several summer games already scheduled, and wants to start a “Wildcat World Series” which will be a series of intra-squad games later this summer.