Knoxville Catholic High School announced Aug. 18, that it has named Brooks Cherry as head softball coach.
Coach Cherry has been a coach for 25 years and has coached softball the last 11 years.
He has produced eight national-championship travel teams and two Junior Olympic Cup championships and has won more than 800 games in the last 10 years. He was named the NFCA South Regional travel coach of the year in 2014 and 2017, and NFCA National travel coach of the year in 2019.
All 15 of his players from this summer’s team are committed to play Division I softball, with 14 going to Power 5 programs.
KCHS athletics director Jason Surlas said, “Coach Cherry is a perfect fit for our school and for our softball program. His extremely impressive resume of successes in the travel softball world is overshadowed by his tremendous humility and obvious love of coaching young ladies in the sport of softball. I am confident Coach Cherry’s impact on the program will see immediate dividends.”
Coach Cherry will be joined on the coaching staff by longtime Knoxville Catholic head wrestling and assistant football coach Justin Anderson. Coach Anderson was an All-State baseball player, football player, and wrestler in high school, and has many years of coaching experience in softball, as well as officiating softball at the high school and college level.