Teresa Thibodeaux has been hired as the new softball coach for Bridge City High School.

After living in the Dallas area since the early 90’s, Thibodeaux is excited to be coming back to her roots. She is a graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La. and McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.

Her parents and two sisters live in the Sulphur-Lake Charles area, and being close to her family is the reason for her “homecoming”.

Thibodeaux is bringing an impressive record to Bridge City. She began her coaching career in the Quinlan Independent School District at Quinlan Ford High School where she was the Varsity Head Softball Coach and also coached freshman basketball.

After Quinlan she moved to Princeton High School where coached JV Softball and freshman basketball and volleyball.

In 1999 she began coaching in the Mesquite ISD. Her first three years were at Class 4A West Mesquite High School as the Varsity Softball Head Coach and the freshman volleyball coach. At West Mesquite she took the softball program to the state play-offs all three seasons.

Thibodeaux spent her next five years at Class 5A Mesquite High School, again as head softball coach. Her teams advanced to the play-offs four of her five years as Head Coach.

Her last year has been spent at Class 5A North Garland High School as the Varsity Softball Coach.

In the classroom Thibodeaux is certified in Secondary Generic Special Education. She has also taught American History, Study Skills, and Physical Education.

“Bridge City has a lot of tradition and I am glad to be able to coach in such an established program. I like to work hard and get after it each day.” said Thibodeaux. “I just want to get to Bridge City and see what has been done in the past and then decide about the plans for the future. It is all about the team and I push team dynamics. I am used to going to the playoffs and want to continue to do that at Bridge City. I am looking forward to meeting the girls and I am eager to get started working on the program at Bridge City.”

Thibodeaux is not sure how soon she will be able to be here full time.

She has the usual business of selling her house and moving her possessions to accomplish first.

She feels it is time to move closer to home and be with her family after years living as far away as Pennsylvania since she graduated from McNeese in 1987.

“We had several candidates for the job, but we felt she had the most impressive credentials of all the candidates and we feel sure that she will do a good job here,” said Joe Chenella, Assistant Superintendent of BCISD.