Jared Faherty has stepped down as Chi-Hi softball coached after 10 successful season leading the Cardinals.
“I have enjoyed my time as head coach in the district but I can no longer give the dedication or commitment that I know it takes to keep the program at the level it is," Faherty said in a press release by the Chippewa Falls Unified School District on Tuesday. "I want to thank the administration for all the support over the years as a head coach. It is a great school district to coach in and I look forward to continuing as a teacher in the district”.
Faherty had a 234-60 record in his decade leading the Cardinals, including five trips to the Division 1 state tournament and a 2012 Division 1 state championship. He was named the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2012 and the program has won nine Big Rivers Conference championships in a row.
This past season the Cardinals finished 20-7 and advanced to the Division 1 sectional finals before falling to Stevens Point.
“We sincerely appreciate Jared’s dedication to our Cardinal program through the years," Chi-Hi athletic director Mike Thompson said. "The program has continued to be excellent during his tenure. He took the girls program all the way to the state championship in 2012. He has built a solid foundation for our softball program. At this point in his career, he is wanting to focus on other things in his life. We respect his decision to do this and thank him for the time he gave our program.”
Thompson said the vacant head coach position would be posted immediately.