ARVADA - Arvada West has hired Breanna Millikan to be its new head softball coach.
“Breanna will be a great addition to A-West,” Arvada West Athletic Director Steve Anderson said.
The Wildcats were forced to look for a new head softball coach after Chalee McDougal took an administrative position with Jeffco schools.
“We are looking for someone to help take us to the next level and help build on the great work that coach McDougal did,” Anderson said. “She will be missed as her impact on the program was phenomenal.”
But this isn’t a project that needs to be rebuilt. McDougal helped create a juggernaut in 5A Jeffco in just one season, and Millikan will be taking over a very talented team.
McDougal took over a team that went 7-11-1 in 2011 turned them into a team that went 18-4, 7-1, tying Dakota Ridge with 5A Jeffco’s best league record last season.
The Wildcats closed out their season winning 13 of 14 games and went into the state tournament as a No. 5 seed. Millikan has previous head coaching experience at Doherty High School, and she also coached at Metro State.
Once a star pitcher in her own right, Millikan was once honored as RMAC Pitcher of the Year while at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, as well as being a four-time academic All-American.