They both insist they have learned to control their emotions much better, but coaches Jerry Perry and Andy Stephens can both still be a tad bit intimidating on the softball field.
Perry and Stephens have both made the transition from football coach to girls softball coach in recent years. Perry, a former head football coach at Garrard County, is an assistant football coach at Danville. Stephens is the head football coach at Casey County.
Stephens thinks coaching girls softball may have helped make him a better overall coach.
"Maybe it has helped my patience more than anything else," said Stephens. "I am pretty hot-headed. Maybe coaching girls has helped me calm down some. I used to be pretty hard on the girls and make them cry. I don't think I am that hard any more."
Perry made his share of girls cry, too, when he took over the Danville program. However, he says umpiring softball, not coaching softball, has made him a more mellow coach.