East Ridge softball: Nemo hired as new head coachEast Ridge High School has hired former North St. Paul assistant and Tartan head coach Tom Nemo as its new head softball coach.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
East Ridge High School has hired Tom Nemo as its new head softball coach.
Nemo has been coaching fastpitch softball for 20 years. Most recently, Nemo served as varsity assistant coach at North St. Paul, helping them to the 2007 state championship title as well as back-to-back state runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to being the assistant coach at North St. Paul, Nemo was the head coach at Tartan High School from 1999-2006 where his teams compiled a 107-54 record.
Nemo has coached in three MN State High School All-Star Series tournaments and was also the head coach for the 2005 Minnesota-Wisconsin-Iowa HS Softball Challenge. He has also been named Section Coach of the Year twice.
Nemo also has extensive summer, club and clinic coaching experience. He was the assistant coach with the 2006 MN Sting 18U team that won the MSF State tournament and finished in the top 25 at the 2006 ASA National Tournament. The following year Nemo’s Sting “91” team won the MSF State tournament and finished 17th at the national tournament. Most recently, Nemo led the 18U Sting to the MSF State title and finished 13th out of 144 teams at ASA Nationals.
Nemo takes over for Jeff Glackler, who resigned as Raptors coach this fall after being let go from his teaching position at Park High School. Under Glackler's leadership, the East Ridge softball team finished 12-12 overall and defeated Woodbury 3-0 in the Section 4AA quarterfinals, before falling to section champion North St. Paul and Roseville to end the year.
A meet-and-greet event with coach Nemo will be held on Monday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ridge High School.