Gadsden City has hired Shane Sanderson as its softball coach. The hiring was approved Tuesday at the school board meeting.
“I am appreciative of the opportunity,” Sanderson said. ” … I think it’s a good opportunity for me and a good opportunity for Gadsden City.”
Sanderson knows there are some big challenges to overcome, but he’s more than ready to take them on.
“I know they’ve had 12 ball teams and they haven’t gotten out of the area yet,” Sanderson said. “Not one time. So that’s the first goal. We just want to be competitive enough to get out of the area tournament and go to regionals.”
Lamberth is excited for the future of the softball’s program as well.
“He’s a proven winner,” the Gadsden City AD said. ”(Sanderson’s) resume speaks for itself.”
Sanderson most recently was the head softball coach at Gadsden State from 2014 to 2016. In his 11 years as head coach (nine varsity, two college), Sanderson has a 412-228 career record and his teams made the playoffs each year.
He coached one season each at Sardis and Walter Wellborn, and spent seven years with Pleasant Valley. He won two state championships with the Raiders in slow pitch in 1999 and 2000.
Article courtesy of The Gadsden Times