LAST UPDATED ON 2021-07-14 14:55:54

Karly Ross resigns as New Philadelphia softball coach

By Mitch Spinell

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - Karly Ross resigned as New Philadelphia High School's head softball coach after four seasons on Monday.

Ross announced her resignation via Facebook on Monday.

"Today, I officially resigned as New Phila’s head Varsity softball coach. This decision did not come easily or quickly, as I have made so many close relationships with the girls and my love for the game is unmatched. Right now, in my life, my focus is being a mother and growing my family. The memories I have made will last forever and I have the girls and my coaches to thank for that. I’m not saying I’m done coaching forever, just for now, as my life is heading in a different direction. Thank you to everyone who supported me and the Quakers during my time as a coach! I’ll still be there to support, just on the other side of the fence! Go Quakers!"

Ross, who won a pair of state championships as a player at Strasburg High School in , coached the Quakers over four seasons, including New Phila's 22-5 finish last spring that included the Quakers losing in the Division I regional final to eventual state champion Perry.

Ross was named the 2021 Division I East District Coach of the Year.