Dave Havern, retired head football coach at SSA (2004-2016) took over as head softball coach in 2018, with a goal of building a competitive and sustainable softball program at SSA.
Coach Havern coached baseball for 15 years at the Little League, PONY, Colt, American Legion and high school levels as well as a five year stint as a girls basketball coach.
"When Gene (Deal) asked me if I would be interested in the position, I realized this could be a great opportunity to further womens athletics at SSA. I had the great pleasure of playing a small part in the building of our excellent girls prep hockey program and wanted to try to provide the same experience for girls softball. I have a fine group of assistant coaches and I'm really impressed with our girls determination and hard work. We're looking forward to meeting the challenge."
Dave and his wife MaryJean reside in Point Breeze, have four children and nine grandchildren.