Hixon named new softball coach at Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain High School has announced it has hired Bre Hixon as its new softball coach.

“We are very excited to have Bre on our coaching staff,” Green Mountain’s Athletic Director Tommy Dodge said. “She has a lot to offer our girls. Her attitude and personality will bring great energy to the program.”

Green Mountain softball coach Bre Hixon. (photo provided)

Hixon was a utility player during her prep career at Dakota Ridge High School. Dakota Ridge was the Class 5A state runner-up during Hixon’s senior year in 2012. After high school, she played softball for Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

She has been involved with the softball programs at Valor Christian and Dakota Ridge over the past four years. Both Valor and Dakota Ridge have been perennial state tournament qualifiers. Valor has won three consecutive 4A state titles.

“I have been talking about coaching on my own for some time now,” said Hixon, who has been influenced by softball coaches Marv Van Lingen (Dakota Ridge) and Dave Atencio (Valor Christian). “When I saw the job opening at Green Mountain High School I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for me to fly out and do my own thing.”

Green Mountain had an 8-11 record last season and finished 2-4 in the challenging Class 4A Jeffco League. The Rams graduate just four players from last year’s team.

“I have met with some of the girls already and they seemed eager to have me as their coach,” Hixon said. “I am extremely excited to get to work with them.”