Apalachee High School has announced the hiring of Matt Allen as its new fast-pitch softball coach.
Allen, who comes to AHS after working as an assistant at various Henry County schools, replaced Mike Cavey, who stepped down to begin coaching at Archer High School.
Allen met with his players and parents last week.
AHS athletic director Ralph Neeley has decided to split the duties of the baseball and softball programs. Cavey had coached both in recent years, but Neeley wanted to have separate coaches for the two programs.