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St. Pius X Golden Lions
Middle School Softball Coaches
Ed Hong, Head Middle School Softball Coach
Coach Hong has coached both baseball and softball the last 4 years at Murphey Candler Park in Brookhaven. He has served as the Head Coach of Murphey Candler Girls' Softball 12U Select team ("Cobras") and as a Coach at Murphey Candler Baseball. Coach Hong also has served as a Director for the Murphey Candler Girls Softball Association. His daughter, Elizabeth, is playing her third season with the Golden Lions Middle School Softball team. Ed is employed by Clipper Petroleum in Flowery Branch and serves as the company's Vice President of Retail Operations. In his spare time outside of work and coaching, Coach Hong enjoys playing tennis and golf, following his beloved Boston Red Sox, volunteering at his church and spending time with his family.
David Runsick, Assistant Middle School Softball Coach
Coach Runsick is new to the Golden Lions softball family as an assistant with the middle school softball team. He grew up playing baseball and continued through becoming a four-year starter at the NAIA collegiate level. He has coached Recreational and Tournament baseball and fastpitch softball for the past 10 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Murphey Candler Girls Softball Association. He works as a Benefits Consultant with Strategic Benefits Advisors and is married with 3 school-aged children.