Cassidy McLellan – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS varsity softball coach TJ Goelz has stepped down.
Goelz compiled a 122-10 record over the course of five seasons, including 98-5 over the previous four.
Goelz’s team was the first to win a state championship.
In 2021 the Mustangs beat Park Vista 14-4 to conclude their 30-2 season.
In 2022 won their second state title, defeating Lake Brantley and finishing with a 30-2 record.
Not only were Goelz’s teams among the best in the state, but they also rose to national recognition as a top-10 program in the US.
In addition to the record, Goelz has sent a lot of players to the college level.
Goelz said, “I am extremely proud of the truly memorable high school softball experience we have given so many athletes at Lakewood Ranch High School and the amazing results achieved along the way. I am thankful for the community support and recognition received.”
Junior varsity coach Todd Lee will take over as the varsity coach. Craig Toler and Paulo Reis, two varsity assistants, will help.
Senior varsity softball player Olivia Ryan said, “I am sad that Coach TJ [is] stepping down, but I know we will still have a great season with the coaches we have now.”