Posted: 9:16 am Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Olympic Heights announces baseball, softball, cross country, girls golf head coaches 

By Matt Porter

Olympic Heights added four new coaches to its athletic department.

Howell

Howell

O-Heights, which hired new football coach Kevin Fleury in January, named Sam Howell its baseball coach, Cindy Lucia its softball and girls golf coach, Sarah Hamilton its girls cross country coach and Gina Woods its boys cross country coach.

“This is a great time for OH,” Athletic Director Carla Blefary wrote in an email.

Howell, 59, won a district and regional title at Santaluces and also coached at John I. Leonard. In the mid-1970s, he was a pitcher in the Montreal Expos organization.

Lucia led Santaluces softball to a district title and a regional quarterfinal win. She is a Forest Hill graduate who played at Palm Beach Junior College.

Hamilton, who coached cross country and girls track at Park Vista, won six consecutive conference championships (2007-12).

Woods is a teacher at Olympic Heights.