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Hobbs takes over softball program at Cane Bay

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – As only the second varsity head coach in program history, Kristen Hobbs has been named the head softball coach at Cane Bay High School for the 2019 season.

Hobbs replaces Sharon Aldred, who guided the Cane Bay program for the first 10 years. Hobbs was the head junior varsity coach in 2018.

Hobbs came to Cane Bay after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at UNC Pembroke, where she also played. Hobbs was a two-sport athlete at UNC Pembroke, playing basketball and softball for four years. Her final softball season, 2012, saw her hit .355 with 49 hits. She was twice an all-conference all-academic selection.

Hobbs is a native of Granite Falls, North Carolina.

With Hobbs moving up to the varsity level, former Cane Bay player Traci Howell will take over the junior varsity program and will assist Hobbs on the varsity level. Howell was an all-region performer at Cane Bay and played collegiately at North Greenville.

The athletic department also announced a new hiring in volleyball and will add swimming to the sports ledger this fall.

The new volleyball coach is Brian Laraviere. Handing boys swimming this fall will be David Horton with Amanda Duncan taking on girls swimming.

Also in fall sports, Cole Littlefield will coach boys cross country while Emily Banks will coach the girls program. Sara McClellan will again coach girls tennis and Jennifer Bellomy is the cheerleading coach. Jeff Babin heads up the girls golf program in the fall and the boys golf team in the spring.

Russell Zehr returns as the head football coach. Zehr begins his eighth season as head coach. The Cobras are 19-5 over the last two seasons.

Assisting with the varsity football program are Shane Todd (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Greg Sharp (receivers), Jesse Abrams (running backs), Jeff Bleamer (offensive line), Tim Wash (linebackers), Barry Avant (defensive line), Chris Summerville (defensive line), Jaquel Yeadon (linebackers), and Scott Goodman (defensive backs).

Ira Owens returns as the head junior varsity coach while Greg Hall returns to coach the b-team. Owens also is the girls basketball coach while Hall heads up the track and field program and serves as assistant athletic director.

Cliff Washburn will coach boys basketball and Wash heads up the highly successful wrestling program.

In the spring, Todd is the head baseball coach and Paul Brown is the boys tennis coach. Sharp coaches boys soccer and the new girls soccer head coach is Lynsey Phillips.

 Athletic director Adrian Busch returns for his second year in his current role.

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