Cardinal Newman hires Briggs as softball coach

Longtime prep and youth softball coach Jerry Briggs has taken over the Cardinal Newman program.

At the high school level, Briggs coached the Rincon Valley Christian varsity and was a varsity assistant at Analy High.

Briggs also coached youth travel softball teams for more than a decade. Briggs’ teams reached Amateur Softball Association regional and national tournaments.

At Cardinal Newman, Briggs will be assisted by Krista Colombo and Kory Hanchey. Kimberly Walton remains junior varsity coach.

Last season, the school’s inaugural campaign in prep softball, Cardinal Newman finished 13-13 overall. The Cardinals won two and lost one in reaching the semifinals of the North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs.

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