JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team has a new head coach.
It’s Tim Richter, who served as a principal for the Kenedy Independent School District at both the high school and middle school for the past four years.
Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director Matt Green announced the hire July 12 after the board of trustees approved the hire during a special meeting July 7.
“He’s been in education for 18 years,” Green said. “He brings a lot of experience in both boys and girls athletics.”
He was the head softball coach at Geronimo Navarro for five years, compiling a 78-62 overall record and guideing three different teams to the playoffs. He has served as an assistant coach for football, girls basketball and volleyball and the head coach for tennis.
Green said that while Richter enjoyed being in administration, he missed coaching.
“For him, it’s not who he is,” the athletic director said. “He was a coach for 14 of his 18 years in education.”
Another plus in hiring Richter, besides all of the sports he’s able to coach, is his administrative background, Green said.
“He’s worked with the community and parents and knows how the school system works,” he said. “He brings a nice dynamic to us.”
Green said he still has to hire assistant coaches and a Marble Falls Middle School boys coordinator after Chris Ardlt accepted the head baseball coaching job at Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Johnson City. Ardlt also will be the offensive coordinator in football.
Burnet athletic director Kurt Jones announced that former Marble Falls High School volleyball coach Casey Schubert accepted the position of head cross-country coach.
The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees also approved the hires of Sidney Parker and Gage Windsor as Burnet Middle School coaches.
Parker is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he was a wide receiver for four years, while Windsor was a linebacker at Texas A&M-Commerce. Windsor played for Burnet defensive coordinator Jerod Rye when the two were at Midlothian.
Both were part of teams that captured Lone Star Conference championships.
“We’re excited about adding these two guys to our staff,” Jones said.