Chad Strahler, a former head coach at Miami Trace High School, has been hired as the women’s softball head coach at Southern State Community College.
Strahler served as Miami Trace Junior High School head coach for three years and Miami Trace High School JV assistant coach for two years before taking the lead as JV head coach for the year preceding his current appointment.
“I have a vast knowledge of the young athletes in the surrounding counties and have watched several of them play over the past three years via competition and scouting,” said Strahler. “There is some raw softball talent out there that can help take the current program at Southern State to the next level.”
Strahler says he will focus on academics while building a competitive, hard-working, dedicated, and well respected softball program.
“Success is defined as getting better day after day, and reaching team and individual goals,” he said. “That’s what I intend to focus on. I will build our strengths and refine our areas in need of improvement.”
A graduate of Miami Trace High School, Strahler and his wife Jamie have one daughter, Ciera, who currently plays softball at his alma mater.
“I look forward to engaging the current athletes and future recruits of Southern State’s women’s softball to build a more cohesive team,” he said.
To learn more about the athletics program at Southern State Community College, please visit http://www.sscc.edu/athletics/