One of the first recruits for Bluefield State College's softball program five years ago is returning to her alma mater to coach the Lady Blues' softball team. Kara Peecher has been named the new softball coach, succeeding Cindy Ingram, who coached the team during its first five seasons. Ingram resigned as coach last spring.
Peecher, a Graham High School softball standout, and Debbie Boothe of Peterstown were the first two recruits signed by Ingram in 1992 prior to the second season of BSC softball. Another BSC alum, Nicholas Canoy, who graduated in December, 1996, has been named softball assistant coach.
The Lady Blues open their 1997 softball season March 8 at home against West Liberty. That doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. at the Graham Recreation Park. The softball schedule also includes a trip to Pensacola, FL, March 15-22 for a series of doubleheaders.