The start of the spring sports season not only brought a new opportunity for the players of the softball team, but also for new head coach Terry Choate, who was named head coach of the team mid-way through the offseason after Troy Eveler resigned from the position.
Choate brings experience under his belt from coaching at Dover’s varsity program for the past seven years. He joined Red Lion this season in hopes to get his team thinking a certain way. That way is determination.
“I want them to think domination. I want my team to dominate in everything they do whether it be on the field or off the field,” Coach Choate said.
Senior Taylor Gould believes Coach Choate has been positively impacting the team in more ways than one.
“One of his techniques is that he stresses is to do everything as a team,” Gould said. “Another one is that he wants us to give 100% of our focus and dedication.”
Along with that, Coach Choate wants them to be the best players individually and as a team that they can be to reach his goal of their thinking-pure domination. Senior Katie Shultz also feels Coach Choate brings a positive sense of direction to the team.
Through his approach of Coach Choate not only wants them to be great players on the field but also great people off.
“I want them to be a great role model in school and also society,” Coach Choate said.