TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Washburn Rural softball program will be in good hands for the 2017 season. On Wednesday afternoon, the school announced the hiring of interim head coach Ken Berry.
If the name sounds familiar, it should. Berry enjoyed a very successful MLB career, winning two Gold Gloves and being named a All-Star in 1967.
He is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1961. Berry is also a member of the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.
Berry is taking over for former head coach, Brenda Holaday, after she accepted a position to become the new head coach at Washburn University earlier this year.
He will begin his new coaching duties on February 27, 2017.