That’s Jill Matyuch, the former Charter Oak High School softball coach who who guided the Chargers to their last CIF-Southern Section title in 1993. She is now the head softball coach at Ohio University. Matyuch is in her third year as the chief Bobcat. Ohio has averaged 27 wins her first two years and is 6-7 this season. Since leaving Charter Oak, Matyuch was also an assistant coach at Texas, helping the Longhorns advance to the NCAA Tournament three times and to the Women’s College World Series twice. She recruited several Southern Californians to the Lone Star state, including South Hills’ Alexis Garcia.
Matyuch was not a prep star from the area, having prepped at El Dorado High in Placentia, but her ties to the Valley were established when she took over the Charter Oak softball program in 1993 and guided the Chargers to an undefeated season and a CIF-SS title in her first year. Matyuch, Student Sports Magazine’s State Coach of the Year in 1993, coached at Charter Oak until 1997.