Former Roff High School All-Stater Taylor Canida is looking forward to her first-ever head-coaching gig.
The Ada Board of Education officially hired Canida as the new Ada High School softball coach at a meeting earlier this week.
“I’m very excited. I have great respect for (Ada athletic director Bryan Harwell). We plan to get the softball program up and running,” Canida said. “I see all the other sports right now at Ada doing well ... and we want to get Ada softball up there as well.”
Canida met with a group of Ada’s returning softball players on Wednesday.
“It went really good. We have a good number,” she said.
Her message to the Lady Cougars was loud and clear.
“We’re going to work our tails off. I’m going to love them and I’m going to do whatever I can for them, but we’re going to work really hard and do things the right way,” Canida said. “But we’re going to have fun while we do it.”