Following a hard season last year in which they won less than five games, the Marietta Lady Indians are looking to one of their own to right the ship this season.

Following a hard season last year in which they won less than five games, the Marietta Lady Indians are looking to one of their own to right the ship this season.

Former Lady Indians softball standout Sara Gore will be taking charge this season as the head coach of the Lady Indians varsity softball program, having spent the last few years at the helm of the Marietta junior high softball program.

Over the last couple of weeks, Gore has been busy prepping her squad, made up of familiar faces whom she coached in junior high along with others, as Marietta looks to earn its first 10-win since since 2014 this coming campaign.

Marietta last won more than five games during the 2015 season. 

“I’ve had these girls all the way through middle school, so I know what they are capable of,” Gore said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us though. However, I’m really excited about all of this. I graduated from Marietta, and to be able to coach here is just really great for me. This is what I’ve always wanted.”

Marietta will be relying on a young squad this season which will be mixed up of a majority of freshman and sophomore players.

However, despite the youthfulness of the squad, Gore isn’t worried about her players rising to meet her expectations, simply because they already know them having been coached under her previously.

“These girls already know my expectations, and I do have high expectations,” she said. “That’s made the transition a lot easier for them and for me as well. In the past they’ve had just a constant rotation of coaches, so having someone be around them for a long period of time has helped them.”

“Mainly this summer, I’ve tried to show these girls what it’s going to take to be better,” Gore added. “It’s going to be a long process, but they have to be willing to work hard if they want to get where they want to be at the end of the season.” 

Marietta will begin its regular season the second week of August on the 7th.