The beginning of softball season is near for Franklin County’s new head coach, Alex McCool. Here is a little bit about him and how he got here with the position of the new softball coach.
Coach McCool went to college at Marian University in Indianapolis. In 2013, he began coaching the Brookville Legion Baseball team as the assistant coach, and for the 2014 and 2015 seasons he became the head coach. Before he started coaching again, Alex finished up his playing career in college. He was a pitcher at Marian University and was double majoring in math and secondary education. He said balancing his time as a student-athlete was difficult, but he would do it all over again in a heartbeat. After finishing college, he coached at Union County High School for the 2016-2017 season. During that school year, he was the C-Team basketball coach and the Varsity Assistant Baseball coach. Lastly, we asked Alex why he took the position as the Varsity Head Softball Coach for the Lady Wildcats and his response was this:
“I took this position as softball coach because it has always been a dream of mine to coach at Franklin County High School. I have great memories of my times as an athlete at FC, and a lot of those are due to the great coaches I had in my time here. I love the Franklin County community, and I hope to be able to have a positive impact on the athletes I coach from here on out. On a side note, I also love winning. Franklin County Softball has been a very strong program the past few years and I hope to continue the winning tradition this season and in the future.”
Make sure to stay tuned and follow Coach McCool and your Franklin County Softball team as their season takes off within these next few weeks.