Marjory Stoneman Douglas Softball Coach Brian Staubly Retires After Stellar Season and 13-Year Tenure with the Eagles
Brian Staubly. {Eric Garner}

By: Matt Rothman

After an incredible season for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas softball team, Head Coach Brian Staubly is officially set to retire after 13 years with the Eagles.

“This team will always be special because I decided after 25 years of coaching to retire, said Staubly. “We had a good year reaching the regional semifinals for the first time since 2017. They had 18 wins, which ranked 10th in the State 7A and fifth in Miami.”

With 25 years of experience coaching softball and golf, Staubly is coming off a season where he led the Eagles to a trip to the Regional Semifinals and finished his career with 290 wins, with 190 of them coming with the Eagles. Staubly coached for five years at Coral Springs High School and seven at Broward College. 

Staubly earned the respect from his peers as well. Coral Springs Charter softball coach Mark Montimurro, who had many battles with Staubly, called him an incredible man.

“Coach Staub is a first class gentleman,” Montimurro said. “I’ve never met anyone that didn’t have a nice word to say about him. One of my favorite people in the softball world.”

In their playoff game, Kayleigh Cuccia knocked in the lone run in the game, while Jesyne Espinal pitched 5.1 innings allowing three earned runs and striking out four. Victoria Diaz pitched the final 1.2 and did not allow a run. Espinal finished the season with a record of 10-2 with an era of 1.24 and will be playing college softball next year at Middle Tennessee State University. 

The Eagles will also have three more players signed to play In college, with Olivia Alvarez heading to Rollins College. She hit .333 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. Bianca Guerra will be playing at Daytona State University after recording three wins on the mound, while Kylah Davis is heading to Chesapeake College in Maryland.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Softball Coach Brian Staubly Retires After Stellar Season and 13-Year Tenure with the Eagles
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Softball. {BCAA}

Diaz and Addison Zajkowski combined to win five games and will return next year. Offensively, Arianna Reynolds, Diaz, Stella Marvel, and Isabella Silva all hit over .300 this year for a team that also made the Big-8 Semifinals, District Championship Game, and one of the top-ranked teams in the state in Park Vista Community High School.

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Matt Rothman
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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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