CUMMING, Ga. – Kaelin Farrington will serve as head softball coach for Forsyth Central High School, school officials announced.
Farrington had served as a technology teacher and track coach for Lakeside Middle School in Forsyth County since 2010.
Farrington will also be a teacher in the physical education department at Central.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the game of softball – I know personally and have experienced what this sport can do for a young lady,” Farrington said. “It taught me about creating strong family ties, building character in myself, personal discipline and work ethic that can create opportunities such as athletic scholarships to fund a college education.”
A 2003 graduate of Oconee County High, Farrington earned a softball scholarship to Mercer University and later to North Georgia College and State University (now North Georgia University).
There, she earned First Team Academic All-American status twice while also helping lead her teammates to the 2009 Division II championship tournament and finishing the year with a 50-5 record.
Upon graduation from North Georgia, she began her coaching career as an assistant coach at NGCSU, helping lead the Saints to the College World Series and a national runner-up trophy with a 51-2 record. The National Fast Pitch Coaches’ Association recognized Farrington as a member of the 2010 Coaching Staff of the Year.
Since 2001, Farrington has been involved with coaching at many high school and college softball camps throughout the area.
“I am excited about the opportunity to share all of this with the Central community,” Farrington said. “It is an honor to be chosen as the Lady Dawgs’ head coach.”