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Yorktown softball coach Jeff Berger talks to one of his players during their sectional championship game at Hamilton Heights High School Saturday, May 25, 2019. Coaching at Yorktown since 2015, Berger announced his retirement following the 2021 season.

YORKTOWN, Ind. — Jeff Berger had his letter of resignation written up, but he didn’t send it until the last minute.

Berger, Yorktown’s head softball coach, knew he was going to be retiring from his full-time job at CenterPoint Energy next year. He knew he and his wife were going to head down to northeast Tennessee where they have 270 acres of land waiting for them. Berger said he loves the outdoors, so having the choice to spend time in the woods and on the lake with no work-related responsibilities seems like a no-brainer, right? 

But for Berger, the decision was harder than that. Since 2007, Berger has spent almost every year coaching softball in some capacity in East Central Indiana. He was the head coach at Cowan (2009-13) before taking over the Yorktown head coaching job in 2015.

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