A New Era Begins
Monday, March 2nd started another year of Geneseo Lady softball. This was the first time since March of 2001 that Bob Pettit was not at the helm of the program. After many years of prodding, Pat Mitchell agreed to become the Lady Leafs new head coach while Coach Pettit stepped aside and assumed the role of assistant coach in charge of hitting. During his tenure, Coach Pettit's teams won numerous conference and regional championships, with 3 of those teams advancing to the Elite Eight.
Coach Mitchell is no stranger to the Lady Leaf program having been an assistant under Pettit for eight years. Before that he coached for 10 years at Rock Island High School. Mitchell will not deviate to far from the blueprint that Pettit has developed over the years. The girls will continue to work hard at their softball skills as well as build other skills that will make them successful outside of softball.
First game is Tuesday, March 17th at the JFE complex. Hope to see many of you there.
Good luck Lady Leaf softball!!