BY YANEEK SMITH
The Oak Harbor athletic department has undergone some changes recently, and there will be two new coaches for the softball and boys soccer programs.
Cami Haas has been named the new coach of the softball team and Grant LaPeer is the new coach of the boys soccer team. Haas takes over for Chris Rawski, who resigned after coaching the team for 11 years and led the Rockets to a regional championship in his final season. LaPeer replaces Ryan Lacer, who coached the boys team for 12 years, the final two as head coach, and is now the girls soccer coach.
Last season, Haas was the JV coach for the softball team, and the team was very successful, going 17-2 and 7-0 in the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division.
“Cami has an incredible passion for the game of softball and doing things the right way,” Rawski said. “She is very organized and pays close attention to the little details it takes to win, and she is fully invested as a Rocket, wanting nothing but the peak of success for the program and the athletes.”
“LaPeer was chosen because of his passion for the sport,” said Oak Harbor athletic director Dan Hoover. “He played in college, has a great background, his knowledge of the game and his experience within our program (are why we chose him). And he has a great rapport with the athletes.”
“He will be successful because of his passion and knowledge. His players will work hard for him, and I believe he will look to grow the program from the biddy level on up.”