GALION — The high school spring sports season is underway, and the coaches at Galion High School have worked diligently getting their student-athletes ready to take the field, court and track.
Mr. Douglas Hunt is entering his second year as the skipper of the Galion Lady Tigers softball program. Prior to taking the helm at Galion, Coach Hunt led the softball program at Mansfield Christian High School. His goal is to build a strong softball program by bringing structure, team unity and providing an environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
Tigers baseball coach Phil Jackson is entering his fifth year with the program. When he’s not leading the Tigers on the diamond, he is serving the City of Galion as its fire chief. Coach Jackson played for Galion High School from 1986-1990, and was selected as an All-League and All-District Catcher in two of those seasons. Before becoming the skipper for the Tigers’ baseball team, Jackson coached the Galion freshman team under Dan Gorbett and Jim Ruth during the 2005 and 2006 season, spent one year as the junior varsity coach at Ontario in 2009 and served three years as the varsity assistant coach for Ontario from 2010 to 2012.
Boys tennis coach Tom Pawsey enters his second season with the Tigers, and brings more than 20 years coaching and personal playing experience to his student-athletes. Coach Pawsey still competes in adult tennis leagues two or three times each week. One of his goals for his team is to have them work hard to acquire the skills of playing tennis, try to get better every day, learn good sportsmanship, and enjoy growth in positive social development for life!
The Galion track and field teams are led by veteran head coach Todd Roston, who is entering his fifth year at the helm of the program. Prior to leading the Tigers on the track, Roston spent eight years as the head coach at Crestline and spent two years as an Assistant Coach at Colonel Crawford. The goal of Roston and his coaching staff is to compete for the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference championship and try to advance as many student-athletes as possible to the state track meet in Columbus.