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High school athletics: Digilormo steps down as Airline head softball coach, will continue to coach volleyball

Regina “Reggie” Digilormo has resigned as head softball coach at Airline.

Digilormo will remain the school’s head volleyball coach.

She said Tuesday it was time to focus on one sport and that she and her husband, Dustin, are hoping to start a family.

Digilormo became Airline’s softball coach under less than ideal circumstances. She was named interim head coach early in the 2015 season after the head coach resigned. She had the interim tag removed soon after the season.

The Lady Vikings went 17-10 overall and 9-3 in District 1-5A in 2016. The next season, they went 22-10 and 11-1, sharing the district championship with Evangel Christian.

In 2018, Airline went 26-5 and 12-0. The Lady Vikings advanced to the Class 5A quarterfinals and the state tournament for the first time since 2007.

This past season, Airline went 28-4 and undefeated in district again. The Lady Vikings lost to Barbe 7-6 in the semifinals.

Digilormo also coached Airline to the District 1-I volleyball championship last fall. The Lady Vikings became the first Bossier Parish school to win a playoff game. In 2016, Airline won the district title in the program’s third year of existence.

Airline is losing four seniors off this past season’s softball team, all of whom played major roles in the program’s success. But the new head coach will inherit a team still capable of contending for a state championship.

Pitcher Raelin Chaffin, the two-time All-District 1-5A MVP, will be a junior. Two-time All-Parish shortstop Caroline Easom, All-District catcher Lexi Gray, All-District third baseman Jina Baffuto and All-District utility Jessica Grubbs are all underclassmen.

The deadline to apply for head softball coach is May 24, according to Airline athletic director Ronnie Coker.  Email him at Ronnie.coker@bossierschools.org.

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