Riverdale Ridge hires Ray Garza to start softball program

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Ray Garza.

Riverdale Ridge has hired Ray Garza to be the school's first-ever softball coach, athletic director Harry Waterman said on Wednesday.

Garza, currently the baseball coach at Brighton, had also been an assistant for Brighton's softball program. He has been the head baseball coach at Brighton since 2010, amassing a record of 97-42 in his seven seasons prior to this spring.

His Bulldogs' baseball squad is off to a 3-2 start this spring, and they gave the coach his 100th with at the school on Tuesday.

A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Garza has also coached at Fort Lupton, Weld Central, Valley and Roosevelt.

Riverdale Ridge, a new school is Thornton and part of School District 27J, is set to open this fall.