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Olenchick hired as SC softball coach

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston High School announced the hiring of Annette Olenchick as  softball coach on Monday.

Olenchick was a head softball coach at the University of Charleston for six years, compiling a 187-135 record before stepping down in 2011.

Her best season at the helm came in 2007 when she led the Golden Eagles to a 37-21 overall record and a 20-6 mark in West Virginia Conference play, earning the league's regular-season title along the way.

Before that, she coached softball and girls basketball at Sissonville High School, earning six state championships in softball between 1995-2002 while earning four berths into the state basketball tournament in 16 seasons at the school.

"We're excited to have her. We think she'll do a great job," South Charleston principal Mike Arbogast said.

Olenchick has 20 years worth of experience coaching in the Kanawha Valley, including a four-year stint as DuPont's girls basketball coach before arriving at Sissonville. She took the Panthers to a Class AAA championship game in 1988 before being defeated by Parkersburg.

She resurfaced and took over on the sidelines for the Nitro girls basketball team as head coach for one season in 2011. Olenchick also served as an assistant to St. Albans softball coach Greg Garber last spring.

 


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