A successful high school softball coach is calling it quits. When the Webster City softball team takes to the diamonds later this month to start the 2007 season, it will be the final one for Dave Hilton. The long-time coach of Webster City’s softball program submitted his resignation to the district’s school board Monday night.

He’s been the softball coach in Webster City for 30 seasons. Hilton coached Webster City’s 1988 championship team and coached his 1994 and 1995 squads to the state tournament. Hilton had also coached girls basketball at Webster City, but he retired from that job two years ago. 

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