Kate Waters Named New Head Softball Coach at RHS
RICHMOND, September 25. 2019 – Richmond High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Kate Waters as Head Softball Coach. Waters, a 2008 Richmond High School graduate, succeeds Doug Tidrow who stepped down in May 2019.
“We are excited for Kate to take over the helm of our softball program,” said RHS Athletic Director, Warren Cook. “The RHS softball program is continuing to be successful on the field and in the classroom. Kate was able to communicate a strong passion for the student-athlete experience and building relationships. I’m confident that she’ll be able to build a successful program for years to come.”
Waters was the starting varsity pitcher for all 4 years of her time at RHS. She was the 2nd RHS student in school history to throw a perfect game. Her sister and current RHS Spanish teacher, Tess Scheiben ’03, was the 1st RHS student in school history to throw a perfect game. Another fun fact: Kate Waters will be the first female Head Softball Coach in RHS history.
“Coaching softball has been a passion of mine for well over ten years and I am thrilled to return to my high school alma mater as the Head Softball Coach,” said Kate Waters. “I am eager to start working with the Lady Red Devils and see our growth as individual student-athletes, teammates, and as a program! Once a Red Devil…Always a Red Devil!”
Ms. Waters continued her education at Earlham College and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 2012. She is a Chemical Hygiene Officer and Chemistry Lab Manager at Earlham College.
Coach Waters will be meeting with returning players to discuss offseason conditioning and establishing goals for the upcoming season. She will also work with RHS Athletic Director Warren Cook in filling her assistant coaching positions in the upcoming weeks.
Bridget Hazelbaker, Communication Coordinator, (765) 973-3329, firstname.lastname@example.org