Arnold resigns, leaves lasting legacy


FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Erica Arnold has resigned as the head softball coach at North Central to become the associate coach at Lincoln Trail.

Erica says,”It was a hard decision, but this has been a dream of mine since I started coaching…to coach at the next level and I feel like I’m ready.”

The former Brave, Pomeory, and Ladybird Leader turned North Central into one of the best powerhouses in the state.

“It was a lot of hard work. A lot of dedication. I put my heart into this program and that’s what it takes to make a great program. I focused a lot of my relationships with my girls. That’s what made it so special.”

189 wins, 62 losses and a softball state championship in 2015.

Erica says,”A state championship and going to a state finals is like no other feeling in the world. Especially as a coach. There’s a lot of work that goes into that. I think it was great for our community. It put us on the map a little bit and I was very proud of that.”

Now, her softball drive will cross state lines.

Arnold says,”I have a lot of connections softball wise in the community. That’s what’s going to be the neat part. Bringing in Wabash Valley kids to Lincoln Trail. I’ve sent several players over to Lincoln Trail. (Street, Povlin, Morgan Manning is there now). It’s going to be neat to be close to home.”

Wherever she goes, the wins should follow.

Erica says,”It definitely doesn’t feel like ten years. I’ve had a lot of fun here. The girls made it special. We did a lot and I’m going to miss them”

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