NEBRASKA CITY  --  Nebraska City Public School has announced Nick Schmitz as the new head softball coach for the Pioneers.

Schmitz has been an assistant coach the past eight seasons and a school press release says he has been instrumental in the development of the community softball program.

The school says he has been active in the community, leads the city’s recreation department and is passionate about students and activities.

Mrs.  Bailey Williams will be joining Coach Schmitz as the assistant coach. Williams will be teaching physical education at the high school.

She comes to Nebraska City from Utah Valley University, where she pitched for the softball team.