Jun. 18—When Makayla Walsh became the head coach of the St. Anthony softball team, she never thought she would take her team through uncharted waters just a short period into her tenure.
Originally scheduled to take over in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on all of the goals that Walsh had in mind, along with her coaching debut.
Like every other spring coach awaiting the start of a new campaign, she had to wait.
Now, that wait is over, and Walsh and her team are the beneficiaries of the break.
In just two short months, Walsh has elevated the program into a new direction, but she won’t take all of the credit.
Sitting alongside her is one person that knows her better than most, her father.
“It’s so much fun. I love coaching with him more than when he was my coach, but I think that’s all part of it,” Walsh said. “He loves the game, and he’s shared that with me. Deep in my heart, I’m…