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Howard named Wolfe County head coach

CAMPTON – Brandi Jo Howard was introduced as the head coach of the Wolfe County High School softball program on Thursday, July 22.

A Magoffin County native, Howard made the move from Pikeville. She replaced Benny Campbell as Wolfe County head coach.

Howard inherits a successful high school softball program that is on top in the 14th Region. Wolfe County has captured two straight 14th Region titles and won seven consecutive 55th District championships.

Following a loss to 16th Region champion Lewis County in the opening round of the KHSAA Softball State Tournament, Wolfe County concluded the 2021 season 23-10.

Wolfe County outlasted Perry County Central 4-3 in the 2021 14th Region Softball Tournament title game.

Howard compiled a 55-23 record at Pikeville over two seasons (2019, 2021). The 2020 high school softball season was canceled due to COVID.

Under the direction of Howard, Pikeville remained a perennial 15th Region softball title contender.

Wolfe County competes with Breathitt County and Jackson City in the 55th District. Howard-coached Wolfe County is slated to open the 2022 high school softball season in March.

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