Coach Andrew Marinelli
Coach Marinelli comes to River Ridge from Gilmer County High School where he served as assistant varsity softball and baseball coach. Prior to coaching at Gilmer HS, Coach Marinelli was an assistant softball, baseball and basketball coach at Mt. Zion High School, as well as Head Softball Coach of their middle school program. Coach Marinelli played four years of college baseball as a catcher at Chattanooga State Community College and the University West Georgia where he was team captain and earned All-Gulf South Conference Team Honors while earning his degree in special education. Coach Marinelli attended Etowah High School where he played baseball. Coach Marinelli will teach special education while spending his extra-curricular time preparing the Knights softball team for success.
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH
Coach Jerrah Osborne
Coach Osborne is a Cherokee County native who attended and played softball for Cherokee High School for three years and Creekview High School her senior year playing under Coach Chance Cain. Coach Osborne was a three sport athlete all four years in softball, basketball, and golf playing and starting on varsity all four years. She continued her education by attending North Carolina her freshman year. She transferred to The University of West Georgia in Carrollton where she was on the golf team and was a two year All-Conference athlete. She was a graduate assistant for the women's golf team at North Georgia where she then decided to pursue teaching. Coach Osborne is a newlywed as she was married in October of 2014. She is coaching softball, basketball and men's golf while teaching Algebra. Coach Osborne is making a great addition to the coaching staff.