Kate Benton Stump, shown in 2016 Troy softball game, has been named the new softball head coach at Enterprise High School.

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Former Northview, Troy star Kate (Benton) Stump hired as Enterprise head softball coach

By David Mundee

As a softball player at Northview High School and later at Shelton State and at Troy, Kate Benton was known for playing aggressive, hard-nosed and with passion.

Now as Kate Stump, she will take those qualities into her new role as Enterprise softball head coach.

Stump was officially hired by the Enterprise Board of Education as the head coach Thursday night. She had been an assistant coach the last three years for the Wildcats under Mollie Mitchell, who resigned last month.

"I am beyond excited," Stump said. "First and foremost, I am very thankful for the opportunity."

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CJ Harris is entering his first season as head coach at Park Crossing High School.

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Harris excited about ‘new chapter’ as Park Crossing HC

By Jahmal Kennedy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Newly-named Park Crossing head football coach CJ Harris is settling into his new gig.

"Just a new chapter in my life right now, just something to get started with. Biggest thing is just trying to get everybody acclimated to the way we do things with the coaching staff and right now we're just having a lot of fun and doing all the right things," he said.

This past spring, Harris was named head coach of the Thunderbirds after previously coaching the quarterbacks at the school. It's not his first gig as an HC though. He's a former head coach at Sidney Lanier, so he knows how to lead a team. And his goal for his players is simple.

"The biggest thing is just want the kids to come out and compete. Coaches get into rhythm of calling plays, stopping plays and biggest thing is we just want the guys to come out and compete and have fun," said Harris.

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New Priceville High School head coach Chris Foster instructs his players during a drill Monday at the school. Foster was hired last week to his first head coach position on the varsity level.

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Priceville hires new football coach

By Matthew Speakman

Chris Foster had spent eight years coaching football but had never led a varsity football program. He decided this year was the right time to make the jump to head coach.

The Brookwood High assistant coach also decided that Priceville's vacant head coaching position was the right one.

"I felt like the administration was really supportive of the program," Foster said. "They spoke really fondly of it. I spoke to one of the assistants at Brookwood who had a connection to this area, and they talked about the community support and how much they will support it when things are going right. Even in the tough times they've supported it."

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