By: Keila McCabe ’20
Katie Griffith, the new softball coach, began her first year of coaching the varsity softball team and teaching P.E. at the Middle School in August.
Griffith grew up in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia on a softball scholarship. She has played softball her entire life and has been teaching pitching lessons on the side. She decided to put her skills to use a couple years ago and has coached softball ever since. She did not know much about the coaching position, but after researching the school, she was very interested in it. Griffith said there is nothing she dislikes about coaching.
“I like introducing something new to a player; they tell me that it’s hard, or I can see on their faces that it’s hard, and then in a week or two they master that skill… seeing the pride across their face is what I love most. I want everyone to learn the science behind everything. Like the science and the physics of throwing a ball and why certain things happen, when you swing your bat a certain way you hit the ball further,” Griffith said.
Griffith said that softball is very special to her and she enjoys sharing what she knows through coaching. With the softball season coming in spring, she said she is very excited and she cannot wait to start playing. Griffith also started teaching P.E. at the middle school this year. She teaches yoga for half of the school year to 7th and 8th graders.
“I really like yoga, it’s very relaxing. She’s really fun and such a great yoga teacher”, said one of Griffith’s students Gretchen Maclean ‘22
The P.E. department is striving with the addition of Griffith.
“Her positive attitude and professionalism shines through whether it is teaching yoga to seventh grade students or teaching an intricate skill set to her varsity softball players,” Head of Middle School Athletics Scott Bello said.