Tampa Electric’s Zap Cap Systems® honored its November Coach of the Month at a recent Tampa Bay Lightning game. Zap Cap has partnered with the Lightning this season to recognize and honor youth sports coaches in our community who coach kids ages 18 and under.
We’re proud to congratulate Mitch Wilkins, Land O’ Lakes women’s softball coach, as the latest recipient of this honor.
Here’s more about Coach Wilkins:
- Mitch started coaching recreational softball when his daughters were 4 years old. Now both well past their high school playing careers, Mitch has continued coaching at the high school level.
- Mitch retired from the Tampa Police Department in 2017.
- Following retirement from the Police Department, he returned to being a full-time educator and coach.
- 2017 NFCA High School National Coaching Staff of the Year
- 2017 Class 6A Softball State Champions
Quotes about the Coach:
“Mitch’s desire to win is truly enhanced by his unbiased effort to develop each team member into the best person she can be. He coaches with integrity for the game while building a solid foundation in his players. His athletes believe they can do anything and it’s this belief that drives his teams to succeed on and off the field. “—Peer Coach
“Coach Wilkins is an amazing coach. He is focused on growing the softball program at Land O’ Lakes High School to be recognized as one of the best in the State, if not the Country. His athletes know he will do what it takes to make sure they are in a position to win every game. Land O’ Lakes is lucky to have Coach Wilkins leading our softball team.”—High School Athletic Director
Coach Wilkins is donating his $1,000 award to r-u-safe.org.
Zap Cap Systems is proud to support the strength of youth coaches across our communities. Anyone can nominate a youth or high school coach in the Greater Tampa Bay area for consideration. For more information on how you can nominate a deserving youth coach, go to www.tampabaylightning.com/ZapCap.