Coach Cagle shared his thoughts about his new position, “I’m excited to be the next head softball coach at Blackford High School. I will run a class act program. (One) that the community and BHS will be proud of. I’m ready to get things turned around and start winning games like we did years ago.” Cagle continued, “We have to get the girls to start loving the game and learn to compete on an daily basis. Then the wins will take place.”
Cagle has been a volunteer assistant the past several seasons under Bruin Baseball Coach Tony Uggen. “Coach Cagle knows exactly what we want from our staff and has a desire to develop a class act program. He was a valuable asset to our staff. I am sure that he run a disciplined program that will focus on the fundamentals. We have already already talked about maybe doing some things together to mix up practices now and then so our athletes can get a different perspective and to let the kids work together. It might make for a fun change of pace for our athletes,” Uggen continued, “He has been chomping at the bit to get his chance. I am looking forward to seeing what he and his team can accomplish. They may have struggled some of late but much of that was because they didn’t have pitching and were young. Now they have some pitching and more experience so the sky is the limit if the girls work hard.”
In discussing his plans, Coach Cagle added, “Our winter workouts will start the week after Christmas break. We will stress fundamental hitting, fielding and learn to communicate with each other. I hope the community will come out and support the Lady Bruins. You won’t be disappointed. (I am) proud to be a Bruin!”
Best of luck to Coach Cagle and the Lady Bruins in ’19!!