Softball: Coach of the Year

Reese Kiple


Kiple led the Bruins to their second consecutive Class 4A state championship with an 11-1 victory over Sherwood. Broadneck finished the season ranked No. 1 in the metro area with a record of 22-2.

Kiple took over the program before the 2009 season after Bruins coach Jim Ware died in the summer of 2008. After two years at the helm, Kiple, who was a volunteer assistant with Ware, is stepping down because he wants to spend time watching his stepdaughter, Kourtney Salvarola, compete for South Florida next season.

"The kids needed someone in to steady the ship with Jim passing," Kiple said. "It was just a shock to everybody. They had some familiarity with me. But there was a strong group of kids there. It's worked out pretty well for us."

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