Photo/Story Gallery 2007

FHP Captain Coaches to Victory

Captain Brent Coates (left) coached the Gainesville Gold fast pitch softball team to victory.Coach Captain Brent Coates shows off the trophy.Captain Brent Coates, Palatka District Commander, takes coaching girls softball very seriously, especially when it comes to coaching his 10 year olds & under girls fast pitch softball team called the Gainesville Gold.

Recently, his team traveled to Lakeland to participate in the NASA State B tournament. Going in to the tournament the team’s record was 0 wins and 16 losses.

Most players and coaches would be happy to just put forth a good effort, play their games, and go home, but not the Gainesville Gold team. They played their hearts out, and won five of six games to finish 3rd in the state, bringing home a bronze medal.

Pictured left, Captain Brent Coates (left) coached the Gainesville Gold fast pitch softball team to victory and right, Coach Captain Brent Coates shows off the trophy.