Ron Gillett is leaving the sport of softball on a high note after being named the Oklahoma Coaches Association Junior High Region 1 Coach of the Year.
In November at the annual Guthrie Softball banquet, Gillett announced he was resigning his position after coaching the game for 30 years. He coached from little league to summer softball, and junior high and helped assist with the high school program.
He started with the Guthrie Junior High team as an assistant in 2014 before becoming the head coach the following season.
“I thoroughly loved coaching you,” Gillett told the program last November. “I’ve learned the game through them (players) and other coaches.”
Many said Gillett was the perfect mix of the old school, tell-it-how-it-is, blunt but in the same sense the player’s biggest cheerleader, supporter, confidant, and safe place.
This past season Gillett and the junior high program finished the season with a 20-5 record.
Gillet finished his career with a 125-48 record and never logged a losing season.
Despite giving up coaching, Gillett told the program he will there them “all the way.”
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