HS Baseball: Green Steps Down, Sofield Takes Over At HHP

Hilton Head Prep baseball coach Dobbie Green has stepped down, handing the reins to former USCB coach Rick Sofield.

Green said Sunday he made the decision to step aside after three seasons, in part because his son, Harrison Green, “deserves to play his high school career without being the coach’s son.”

Green was the Dolphins’ head coach for three seasons, compiling a 45-37 overall record and claiming two region titles. He guided Hilton Head Prep to a state runner-up finish in 2016.

Sofield, who played three major-league seasons with the Minnesota Twins from 1979-81, began working with Hilton Head Prep’s new baseball academy in December. He has an extensive coaching background at the collegiate and professional levels, including stints as the head coach at the University of Utan (1987-94) and USCB (2009-11), where he was the Sand Sharks’ inaugural coach.

Sofield left USCB in 2011 to join the Pittsburgh Pirates organization but maintained his offseason home in Bluffton. He was a Single-A manager, first base coach, and third base coach for the Pirates before being fired following the 2016 season. Sofield also managed in the Montreal Expos farm system from 1995-97 and was the manager of the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2003, and he served as a minor league field coordinator for the Dodgers, Pirates, and Yankees.

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