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Mitchell looking for new girls soccer coach

After Monday's Mitchell Board of Education meeting, Mitchell High School is looking for a new girls soccer head coach.

At the school board's regular meeting, Kayla Braffet's resignation from teaching seventh- and eighth-grade language arts was approved, pending a suitable replacement. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said Thursday that the resignation also includes her position with the Kernel soccer program.

Braffet, who coached the Mitchell girls team for one season, took over the job after Ryan Perry resigned at the end of the 2012-13 school year. This year's team went 3-9-1 under Braffet, improving off a 1-9-1 record in 2012.

"Her intention is to teach in Harrisburg next year and we will be out a very good girls soccer coach," Mitchell Activities Director Geoff Gross said. "We're disappointed to see her leave, but wish her well.

"We will be looking for a new coach, whether inside the district or outside the district."

Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.