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Former Lady Bobcat softball coach McLaughlin takes Clear Brook post

Former Orangefield softball head coach Amy Schmaltz McLaughlin was recently named the new head coach at Clear Brook High School.

McLaughlin replaces Noah Cardenas, who accepted another position in the Clear Creek Independent School District.

McLaughlin heads to Clear Brook after one year at Sugar Land Kempner where she guided the team to a third-place finish and a bi-district playoff berth from District 20-6A.

Prior to her stint at Kemper, McLaughlin coached two years at Tarkington, nine years at Orangefield and two years at Lumberton.

McLaughlin hopes to instill a winning trait in the Lady Wolverines as she did at Orangefield where her teams made the playoffs in five of her nine seasons at the school. That stint also included one district championship, and in 2013, the Lady Bobcats went three rounds deep in the Class 3A playoffs.

Clear Brook finished with a 10-14 record this past season and was fifth in District 24-6A.

The Lady Wolverines return 10 lettermen, including five starters, for the 2020 season.