Dan Drees, the only softball coach at Pickerington High School Central since the district split in 2003-04, has retired, school officials announced.

Dan Drees, the only softball coach at Pickerington High School Central since the district split in 2003-04, has retired, school officials announced.

The Tigers finished 17-11 overall this spring following a 6-4 loss to Upper Arlington in a Division I second-round tournament game on May 12. Central finished 10-4 to place third in the OCC-Ohio Division behind Groveport (13-1) and Gahanna (11-3).

Athletics director Pete Laihr said he is interviewing applicants this week and hopes to have a name to take to the school board for the June 13 meeting.