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RBSHS Softball Coaches Retire After 17 Years


In an exclusive interview with the Macon County Chronicle sports reporter Wally Etheridge, Cindy and David Porter announced last Friday that they are resigning as co-head coaches of the Softball program at Red Boiling Springs after 17 years to devote more time to their families and especially their grand-children.

It has got to the point where the time it takes to make the program a successful one we simply do not have that time to do the program justice.
The Porters announcement included thanks to the Director of schools and school board members for their help in the building of this program. David and Cindy also said they would like to thank all the parents and players who have come thru this program for their support. We could not have done it without you. They wanted to thank all the businesses and individuals who help sponsor the softball team over the 17 years.

David did leave the window open a little when he said that it’s been a great ride and who knows we may come back some day.
Some thoughts from Wally Etheridge – This program was one-year-old when the Porter’s took over and the games were played down at the Little League field. Teresa Glover coached the girls for 1 year and had moderate results. David and Cindy worked hard to build not only a great program but a new field for the girls to call their home. They later along with the county helping got a new practice facility built for the girls to work out inside during the winter and bad weather.

The softball program’s work ethic changed and so did their won and lost record also immediately changed from a perennial loser to one that was well respected around Middle Tennessee. Red Boiling Springs High School softball was on the map. It’s been there 17 years and counting. Congratulations to the Porter’s and a big THANK YOU.
District 7A Champions 5 years 2000-2001-2002-2003-2009.Runner-up District 7A Tournament in 1997-1996-1999-2004-1998-2005-2006-2011 Third place. In 2010 Red Boiling Springs changed to District 8A where it remains today.

In closing, Cindy Porter made these remarks in a prepared statement-We have seen a lot of great players on and off the field throughout these 17 years. We have also met a lot of great coaches and umpires that we call friends.
Now the question becomes who will take this program and carry on the great tradition? We all will be watching and ready to assist who ever the head coach may be.