Tim Torrance has resigned as softball coach at Shawe. (Courier file photo by David Campbell)
Tim Torrance has resigned as softball coach at Shawe. (Courier file photo by David Campbell)
Tim Torrance has stepped down as head softball coach at Shawe Memorial High School after six seasons.

Torrance, who struggled with numbers during his tenure, never won more than four games in a single season as he attempted to rebuild the program. With no junior high feeder program until recently, the Hilltoppers routinely fielded teams with no more than 11 players, half of whom were either in their first or second year playing the sport.

Regardless of the circumstances, Torrance said that he enjoyed his tenure at Shawe.

“While this was not an easy decision, it was the right one at this time. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved with Prince of Peace Athletics as the head softball coach at Shawe the last six years,” Torrance said. “I am especially grateful for the student-athletes and staff members who dedicated so much time to the program. I wish the school and their athletic programs nothing but the best in the future.”

The Hilltoppers went 12-82 in Torrance’s five seasons. This past season was wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also served as head volleyball coach at the school for three years but resigned from that position early in the spring.

“We have been fortunate for Tim’s leadership and companionship over the past six years, and he will be greatly missed,” the school said in a statement. “He has been a great role model and coach to all our student-athletes and we greatly appreciate all that he has done since taking over the program. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope that he will always remain one of our biggest fans.”

Torrance’s dual resignations mean that Shawe is now seeking four varsity head coaches for the 2020-21 school year. Along with volleyball and softball, the school is still searcing for a boys soccer coach and a boys golf coach.