Erin Rethlake was named the Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year after her junior year at Huntington North. Rethlake later played at the University of Kentucky before coaching travel softball.

Huntington University has found a successor to softball coach Doug Gower, who retired last month after 17 years leading the program.

The school’s athletic director, Lori Culler, announced the hiring of former Huntington North standout Erin Rethlake on Tuesday.