Wakefield, as well as Westmoore’s Steve Schwarz
and Southmoore’s Jeff Small
, each had to make a decision about which softball team they wanted to coach.
Wakefield and Schwarz have chosen to coach slowpitch. Small has elected to remain the fastpitch coach. Former assistant Jenny Rollins
has taken over as the fastpitch coach for Westmoore. Schwarz and Wakefield will remain as assistants.
Wakefield said the coaches were put in the position because of a Title IX amendment complaint from the parents of two Westmoore softball players last year.
"It’s led to a lot of good things, but we still don’t fully understand why we had to choose between what job we wanted to keep,” Wakefield said.
There have been renovations to both the Moore and Westmoore softball facilities and an upgrade to the Southmoore field, among other things. Moore superintendent Deborah Arato
could not be reached for comment.
The fastpitch season starts Tuesday.
Huskies loaded defensively
There is a lot of talk about the offensive talent returning for Edmond North’s football team, but the Huskies are also returning nine starters defensively.
"We know how good we can be. The key for us is to focus on believing in each other,” said senior cornerback Xavier Smith
. "It started early in the weight room, and we have that trust.”
Smith, who orally committed to Missouri last month, said the secondary has gone through some changes but will be one of the strong points for Edmond North.