Steve Watkins, a former assistant coach with the Danville boys soccer team, has been named the head coach of the Somerset girls.
Watkins, who played for Centre College, was out of coaching for two years until he finished out last season as Somerset’s interim coach. He left Danville in 2003 to coach the Pulaski County girls, which he did for two years.
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Two 12th Region teams are ranked in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s preseason top 25 poll, but neither are local teams. Somerset is No. 20; West Jessamine is No. 22. Mercer County, Boyle County, Rockcastle County, Danville and Lincoln County all received votes.
The KHSBCA’s preseason all-state team includes Matthew Robertson of Mercer County, as well as Somerset’s John Cole.