Green Wave News · Easley names New Girls’ Softball Coach

Press Release:  June 11, 2018

Easley High School Athletic Department Announcement

RE: Introduction of New Easley High School Varsity Softball Coach

There will be an introduction on Monday evening, June 11th, at 5 PM in the Easley High School Gymnasium to announce Zane Coats as the new Head Softball Coach at Easley High School.  Coach Coats is no stranger to the Green Wave Family as she has served as JV Competitive Cheer Coach for the past 2 seasons.  Although Coach Coats has done a fantastic job with our Cheer Program, her true passion has always been softball.

Coach Coats graduated from Liberty High School where she was a multi-year varsity softball starter for the Red Devils.  She then continued her playing career as a 4-year member of the Newberry College Softball Program where she excelled both athletically and academically for the Lady Indians.

“Coach Coats has all the skills necessary to be one of the top softball coaches in the Upstate”, states Easley Athletic Director, Gill Payne.  “Her passion for student-athletes and the sport of softball were very apparent in our conversations.  With her previous high school coaching experience, she understands the importance of time management, skill training, and organizational skills for success.  With her knowledge of the game of softball and passion for teaching, the EHS Softball Program will be soaring under her leadership.”

Coach Coats currently teaches 8th Grade Social Studies at Gettys Middle School.

For more information, contact Gill Payne, Director of Athletics, Easley High School Athletic Department at 864-397-3143 or email at