DUBOIS, Pa. — A young, local talent has been selected to lead the newest athletic team to be added to the Penn State DuBois athletics program. Meagan Thomas, a DuBois Central Catholic graduate, will be the head softball coach. The team is set to start play in September 2016. Thomas will start her work in January to recruit prospective student-athletes to campus and build relationships with the current students at Penn State DuBois who may want to play on the team.
Ken Nellis, campus director of athletics, is pleased with Thomas' selection as head softball coach. "Meagan will bring energy and passion for the game as we build a program from scratch," said Nellis. "She will be responsible for recruiting and building relationships with the high school softball coaches in the region, providing the finest players in the area an opportunity to play college softball and get a world-class education from Penn State DuBois."
Thomas will be busy recruiting, purchasing equipment, uniforms, and setting a non-conference schedule for the upcoming season. The season will kick off in September 2016, with the majority of the schedule played in April and May 2017.
"I am excited for the opportunity and look forward to the challenge of building a team from the ground up," Thomas said. "The community has a strong passion for softball and many of the surrounding high schools have talent that will make Penn State DuBois a destination for them to play and earn their college degree."