published Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Jon Massey hired to coach Ooltewah softball

Jon Massey has been named successor to Norma Nelson as softball coach at Ooltewah High.

Massey, who has been at the school for the past 12 years, has served as a football assistant and head baseball coach. He is an Ooltewah alumnus.

"With his background in baseball and his work ethic, he'll be fine," Ooltewah athletic director Jim Jarvis said. "His work ethic is what initially attracted us to Jon and caused us to offer him the position."

Massey went from Ooltewah to Tennessee on a baseball scholarship and spent two years in Knoxville before transferring to Birmingham Southern.

For more on this story, see Friday's editions of the Times Free Press.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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