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Watson resigns as Clinton High School Softball Coach

Clinton High School is in the process of searching for a new head softball coach.

Last week, Lecia Watson tendered her resignation as head coach after finishing her second year at the helm of the Lady Dragons.

She cited personal reasons as the cause of her departure.

“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make because of the senior leaders that are coming back but I did what I thought was best for the program,” Watson said.

“I have every confidence that Coach [Brad] Collette [CHS Athletic Director] will find the best qualified person to replace me. The plans we started to upgrade the facility will continue. The new coach will come in to a very talented group of girls,” she said.

“I tried to leave the program better off than I found it and I believe I did,” Watson said.

She will remain on the staff the Lady Dragons’ basketball team, working with head coach Alicia Phillips.

Clinton was 15-13 in the regular season in 2018, finishing tied for fourth place with Karns, who owned the tiebreaker. The Lady Dragons finished fourth in the district tournament.

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to finish in the top four of the district tournament. The eventual state champions — Powell — won the district tournament so that wasn’t too shabby,” Watson said.

“We will find someone good — I assure you of that. We’ve come to far not to do so,” Collette said.

He hopes to have a new coach hired by the end of this week.