New softball head, golf coach announced

Former Immaculate Heart softball coach Claire Rietmann-Grout and Professional Golfers Association player Ric Moore will take the positions of softball program head and girls’ golf assistant coach respectively, the athletic department announced in press releases Tuesday.

Rietmann-Grout, a former University of Maryland softball player, coached Immaculate Heart to a league title in 2012 after a fifteen year drought. She will succeed former head Joe Aranda, who resigned from the position in May. The varsity softball team finished the 2013 season with a record of 18-5, falling to Colton in the second round of CIF Playoffs.

“My goal is to learn as much I can about Harvard-Westlake and work to build the strongest softball program in Southern California,” Rietmann-Grout said in the press release announcing her. “Coaching and teaching softball is my passion and I can’t wait to share that with the student-athletes.”

Moore, a member of the PGA for 25 years, becomes the second addition to the girls’ golf program since last season. He and  program head Marge Chamberlain, who was named to the position in March, will begin their first season as Wolverines this fall. The varsity girls’ golf team took second in the CIF Northern Division last season.

“We have a lot of talent coming through our program at Harvard-Westlake and [Moore] is a great addition to our team,”  Chamberlain said in the press release announcing Moore. “His understanding of the game will help take the Harvard-Westlake girls’ golf program to new levels.”