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Arbec named Lady Scottie softball coach

The 2024 Glasgow High School new Lady Scottie softball Coach, Katie Arbec. Photo By T. Wampler Jobe Regional Sports

By Thomas Wampler Jobe Regional Sports

Glasgow Athletic Director, Bailey Alexander-Garmon, held a press conference last week to announce two new head coaches for spring sports in 2024. Garmon began the program by thanking the administration for their help in the hiring and appointment process.

The 2024 Glasgow High School Lady Scottie new softball Coach is Katie Arbec and the 2024 Scottie new Baseball Coach is Camerin Garmon.

Arbec is a 2016 graduate of Ballard High School. She played collegiate softball at Kentucky State University for four years and after she graduated in 2020, she became a graduate assistant coach at KSU until 2022.

Arbec moved her coaching talents to Lindsey Wilson College last year as an assistant softball coach. She continues to work full time at LWC in the athletic office, but is looking forward to her first experience as a head coach at GHS. Arbec believes that her experience playing collegiate softball and coaching for three years at that level will help her lead the Lady Scottie softball program into the future.

Arbec is excited about this career opportunity and was especially impressed with the people and the facilities at GHS.

“I cannot wait to get started and meet the players that are already on the team and hopefully, help recruit and encourage even more students to become a part of the program,” began Arbec in an interview after she was introduced. “The people I met during the interviewing process and since visiting the school were just so kind and professional. The field and the facilities were equally impressive.”

“The field and facilities are beautiful,” Arbec said. “A great place for high school softball for the girls to play and one I know that I and the team will take great care and pride in being able to play our home games.”

“I look forward to bringing my collegiate playing and coaching experience to the team,” said Arbec. “I think there is a benefit in bringing that experience to the high school level, especially for any players that might be interested in playing at that level. I can show them how that is going to look, things they will need to know, and share different aspects about the game at that level.”

Arbec said that she continues to be a student of the game and looks forward to teaching the fundamentals of the game and seeing the players develop and excel at their current level and also reach their full potential. “I believe you never stop learning,” she continued. “I love the game of softball and teaching all aspects of softball. I want the players to know situational softball in the field, strategic hitting, game play, and the small details that can win a game.”

Arbec was thankful for all the great players she was able to compete with and against, and all those coaches who mentored her in the game she loves during her time playing travel ball, and in high school and college.

“I had great coaches and teammates,” Arbec said. “I had coaches that preached fundamentals and the little things, attention to small details that helped me develop as a player and proved so valuable when I wanted to continue in the game as a coach.”

Arbec praised her coach at KSU, David Morton, and the influence he had on her as a player and later, his help when she became a graduate assistant.

“Coach Morton took a chance on me (Arbec didn’t commit until her senior year of high school),” she said. “I base my coaching philosophy on his coaching ideals, the way he coached and taught softball. He loves his girls and is one of the best coaches, best role models in the game.”

“I want to be that same type of coach and leader like Coach Morton. I want the players to respect me, and learn from me about softball and life,” said Arbec. “I want to be a positive influence in my players’ lives. I cannot wait to get started.”

Alexander-Garmon also thanked Kaleb Crowe for his four years as the Lady Scottie head softball coach during her introduction.

“I am grateful and honored to be selected as the new Lady Scottie softball coach,” Arbec concluded. “My goal is to build a program with a winning mentality and positive culture. I am so excited to share my love and passion for the game with the young athletes at the school.”

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