New softball coach takes over program

Former Immaculate Heart softball coach Claire Rietmann-Grout will take the position of softball program head coach, the athletic department announced in a press release Aug. 6.

“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.

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.