HURON — A pair of fall sports for the Huron Tigers will have new head coaches, when the 2018 season rolls around.
Leah Branaugh will be taking over the boys’ soccer team, while Rachel Kary will replace Branaugh as the head girls’ tennis coach.
After serving as the assistant girls’ soccer coach for three seasons, Branaugh made the switch to become the head coach for the girls’ tennis team last season.
“I have been coaching boys’ soccer through the Huron Soccer Association for the past five years and have coached some of these players already,” Branaugh said of making the move back to coaching soccer. “I have taught many of them in my ESL math class when they were in middle school.”
Branaugh will be inheriting a team, which suffered heavy losses due to graduation.
“I am looking forward to seeing what this new group of players can do, as the team last year had a lot of seniors,” she said. “These boys are very dedicated to the sport and can always be found at the soccer fields practicing their skills, which is great to have a team with that kind of commitment.”
Kary, who assisted Branaugh with the girls’ tennis program last season, is looking forward to coaching the team she played six seasons for during her high school career.
“It is a sport I have enjoyed my entire life, and I’m excited to continue to be involved with the program,” Kary said. “I played tennis for the Tigers while I was in high school, so having the opportunity to now coach the team and share my passion for the sport will be fun.”
Pictured, from left, are Leah Branaugh and Rachel Kary.