The search is on for a softball coach at Westerville Central High School. Citing time commitment as his main reason, Rick Branaghan has stepped down.

The search is on for a softball coach at Westerville Central High School.
Citing time commitment as his main reason, Rick Branaghan has stepped down.
Branaghan has been the the only coach in the program's five seasons.
"I knew at the start of the year that this was going to be my last year," Branaghan said. "I'm doing this just because of the standpoint of time and the time commitment that there is to it. I don't teach in the school, and I need to devote more time to my business."
Branaghan guided the Warhawks to a share of the OCC-Central Division title in 2007, finishing tied with Thomas Worthington. Central finished 21-8 overall, its first 20-win campaign.
The Warhawks struggled this season, finishing 9-16 overall and 2-8 in the OCC-Central.
Central was eliminated from Division I district tournament after losing to fourth-seeded Thomas 4-3 on May 15.
The Warhawks were 61-66 in Branaghan's five seasons.
"Other than the disappointing results of this year, I think we’ve turned into a program that is respected in our league and in the district," Branaghan said. "From a standpoint of every umpire and coach that I talk to, they talk about Westerville Central softball in a positive way."