GLASGOW — Glasgow High School named a new softball coach during a press conference Wednesday in the school auditorium.
"Kaleb Crowe has been selected to take over the head coaching job," GHS Athletic Director Craig Cassady said, adding that Crowe is a 2007 graduate of Monroe County High School, "where he played baseball."
"He went on to play two years at Lindsey Wilson College before he suffered an injury that no longer allowed him to play."
Crowe received an education degree from the University of Kentucky, and served as an assistant soccer coach for two years at Warren East High School and as an assistant baseball coach for one year at Russellville High School.
The past four years, Crowe has worked for Doyle Baseball, providing private hitting and fielding lessons. He is also beginning his fourth year as a GHS social studies teacher.
During the press conference, Crowe thanked GHS Principal Amy Allen and Cassady "for having faith in me to put me in this position."
"I want to spend as long as I can in this position," Crowe said. "Making sure that the trust you put in me, I put back in you, and I build this program back up.
"I have a lot of goals in mind for the program moving forward ... a lot of short-term, long-term things that we're going to be working on.
"I just want this program to become an elite program, and I think with all the help that we have here – all the resources and all the people that want to see that – we'll get it done."
Crowe replaces Steven Murphy, who stepped down from the position after last season.
After the press conference, Crowe told members of the media that one of his short-term goals is to increase the number of players in the program.
"That is the No. 1 goal right now," he said. "We want to go to the middle school. We want to recruit inside our own high school ... really bring those numbers back out. Hopefully, we want to shoot for 20 girls.
"I want to have a full team for sure."
Crowe said he is very excited to get started.
"There's just so many experiences I'm looking forward to," he said. "We've got a brand new softball complex. A lot of girls really excited about that. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"When the injury that I had really kind of prevented me from getting to continue to play anything, I've missed this competition. I've missed that. So this is something I'm really looking forward to."