Concord names new softball coach

Concord High has named Megan Coddington as its new head softball coach for the 2010 season. Coddington was the junior varsity coach at Concord for the past two seasons, and she takes over for Jerry Wills, who passed away over the summer due to complications from lung disease.

Coddington’s credentials are certainly impressive. She was a member of the 1999 Humboldt State team that won the Division II national championship and was named as a Division II All-American. She has coached basketball and softball at both Antioch and Concord, and began her coaching career as an assistant softball coach at College of the Redwoods.

Coddington will be an on-campus coach, as she currently teaches physical education and zoology at Concord High.

She inherits a program that reached the North Coast Section 2A title game in 2008, and reached the NCS Division II semifinals in 2009. The Minutemen should be good again this season, as they return the bulk of their team from a year ago.

“I think we have a very talented team and we have some very talented freshmen coming in. I think it’s going to lead to some really good competition among the players themselves,” Coddington said. “I’d have to say that I expect us to win some ball games this year.”

Softball teams are allowed to begin practice on Feb. 8.

Ben Enos