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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Trahan succeeds Nichols as head baseball coach

  • Chad Trahan may have to adopt the moniker, “double-duty.”


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  • Chad Trahan may have to adopt the moniker, “double-duty.”
    Trahan, firmly entrenched as Tecumseh’s fast-pitch softball coach the past five seasons, has added head baseball coach to his resume.
    He seized the additional responsibility when Savage head coach Quintin Nichols announced his resignation.
    Nichols enjoyed a seven-year stint as Tecumseh’s head coach.
    “I’m just going to be coaching in Tecumseh junior high sports,” Nichols said. “It was a family and health decision. I’ve got a 10-year-old boy who is very involved in athletics. I want to be able to spend more time with him.
    “I had a very good experience as Tecumseh’s head coach. I just knew it was time for a change.”
    Trahan is looking forward to his new responsibility.
    “I’m excited about the opportunity to be Tecumseh’s head baseball coach,” he said. “I enjoyed being an assistant with coach Nichols. I was thankful to the administration for giving me the chance. I know it will be a challenge to be a head coach for two sports but I will do it as long as I can continue to do both justice.”
    Before coming to Tecumseh, Trahan was Shawnee’s baseball pitching coach for seven years and also was a fast-pitch softball assistant under Todd Boyer.
    “I am very excited for Chad. He will do a good job,” Boyer said. “He is a hard-working individual.”
    Boyer also fits into the “double-duty” category, serving as both the head coach in baseball and fast-pitch softball. Shawnee doesn’t have a slow-pitch softball team.
    Trahan already received a pretty big dose of the future by handling both Tecumseh’s summer league baseball and summer league softball activities.
    “It was pretty busy,” Trahan said. “We had a couple of rainouts and a couple of Sundays off. Other than that, we stayed busy.”
    Tecumseh’s 2011 fast-pitch softball squad recorded a 23-15 record.

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