Ottawa, Ont. – Softball Canada is pleased to announce that Kaleigh Rafter (Guelph, Ont.) has been named Head Coach of the Women’s National Team program. Rafter recently retired from her playing career after winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games and will now turn her attention to coaching the National Team. She will be looking to continue to build on the team’s culture and success following the retirement of Mark Smith (Falmouth, N.S.) in August.
“I cannot put into words the excitement I have for being named Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team” stated Kaleigh Rafter. “I am humbled at the trust Softball Canada has put in me. I would like to thank President Scott Neiles, Board liaison Andrea Wolf and CEO Hugh Mitchener, as well as all the other Board members for their support throughout this process. I love the sport of softball and I am committed to growing the game across all age groups in Canada. This program has risen to new heights, culminating with a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. I want to thank all those who came before me that helped build the program, especially Coach Mark Smith who led us for the last 12 years. It is my mission to make all of you proud. Go Canada!” Click here to read complete article at Softball Canada.