Dublin Coffman Shamrocks pursuing ‘lofty goals’

Senior Maya Miles, a Tiffin signee, figures to handle most of the pitching duties for Coffman this season after being second-team all-league a year ago.

It still brings great pain to Dublin Coffman softball coach Scott Tillman when he thinks back to when the 2020 season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

That spring, the Shamrocks had what Tillman believed was an exciting group of sophomores set to join a roster led by senior pitcher Kelsi Anderson, who has since settled into her second season as the No. 1 starter for Division II Slippery Rock.

Now with a large group of seniors who gained experience last season, Coffman hopes it can return to the level of success it enjoyed in 2019 when it was a Division I district runner-up. 

“We had 14 juniors last year and now we have nine seniors,” said Tillman, who is in his eighth season. “We have five kids back that (earned all-OCC) honors last year. This is the best class I’ve had of seniors, which is why 2020 still hurts. We’ve got lofty goals and we’re excited about it. We want to win the OCC and play in the district title game.” 

By Harriet