Brandon McWhorter Tabbed as New Lady Raider Softball Coach

CHS softball coach Brandon McWhorter [Picture used with permission]

Brandon McWhorter has been tabbed as the 5th softball coach in Coffee County Central High School history.  McWhorter was named head coach after an application and interview process that drew interest from across Tennessee and into Kentucky. McWhorter is a former assistant softball coach and current assistant football coach at Coffee County and will assume softball duties immediately. McWhorter has served previously as head softball coach at Jackson Southside High School and an assistant softball coach at Madison Academic Magnet in Jackson. McWhorter is a 2002 graduate of Coffee County Central High School and his sisters Whitney and Nicole are former Lady Raiders softball players

“I’m very excited about the future of Lady Raider softball”, said McWhorter when contacted by Thunder Radio on Thursday.  “I am ready to get to work and continue to build on the foundation set by Coach (Steve) Wilder” said McWhorter.  “He did a heck of a job and I am gonna pick his brain before he leaves town” added McWhorter.  “The future looks good and I am ready to get to work.”

Dr. Joey Vaughn echoed McWhorter’s sentiments while affirming his selection as the new face of Lady Raider softball.  “I am really proud of what Brandon brings to the job.  He understands the history of Lady Raider softball and is committed to the work it will take to continue to build on the foundation that has been set in place” said Vaughn.  “During the interview process, Coach McWhorter talked about his past experiences but communicated the strength we were looking for to lead our program(into the future)” added Vaughn.

“Brandon hit a grand slam in the interview process” said CHS athletic director Ryan Sulkowski.  “Our hiring committee was blown away by his passion for not only the Lady Raider softball program and the girls he will be coaching, but also about being a part of the Coffee County Central High School faculty and athletic department” said Sulkowski.  “I know that he was hands down the best choice to take over the Lady Raider softball program, build on the success of the program and put his own stamp on it as the fifth head coach in program history” added Sulkowski.

McWhorter plans on holding tryouts for next season’s team on Monday and Tuesday at Terry Floyd Field.  The tryouts will be held from 6 to 8 PM BOTH nights for players that will be in grades 9 to 12. McWhorter will be a guest on the Coffee Coaches Show on Saturday, July 24th to talk about his plans for the future.