Millbrook High School Names New Softball Coach

Millbrook High School Names New Softball Coach
Posted on 06/23/2020
Jason OrrFor Immediate Release
June 23, 2020
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

Millbrook High School has named Jason Orr its varsity softball coach following the resignation of Rich Pell. Pell was named Millbrook’s softball coach just over a year ago, but never coached a game due to the cancellation of this year’s spring sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pell says, “I appreciate being given the opportunity to lead Millbrook’s softball program over the past year. I enjoyed working with the team during offseason and preseason workouts and was extremely disappointed that our season was cancelled. Resigning as coach was a difficult decision, but I simply could not continue to devote the time required to successfully lead Millbrook’s softball program due to business obligations and my desire to watch my daughter play college softball and my son play high school baseball next year.”

In addition to providing private instruction in softball, baseball and wrestling, Orr has extensive experience coaching both softball and baseball. He has 20 years of coaching experience and has coached travel teams as well as teams in youth leagues. Over the past two years, Orr has focused on coaching travel softball teams. In 2018-19, he led the Ashburn Shooting Stars 2024 team to a 71-18-6 record. The squad also placed fourth out of 72 teams in the National Tournament held in Ocean City, Maryland. Most recently, Orr has been coaching the Shenval Swarm 14U team which finished the 2019 fall season with a record of 25-10.

Millbrook High School Coordinator of Student Activities Scott Mankins says, “We’re excited to have Jason Orr as the next head coach of the Millbrook High School Softball Team. He brings a great deal of experience and success from the travel ball circuit that we’re hoping will carry over to our program at Millbrook. We’re looking forward to having some continuity with our softball staff and feel we’re taking a step in the right direction by hiring Coach Orr.”