The student-athletes on this year's softball team have met multiple times this week with the school counselor, the athletic director and the principal to share their thoughts.
Also this week, Fort Recovery High School administrators have been meeting with several individuals who want to coach the team.
"The focus of the school district is to find individuals who can provide the skills necessary to unify our players, parents and community around our softball team for the 2020 season," according to a statement from the district.
Meantime, the school is trying to return to some semblance of normalcy as the criminal case against Stephen and Hiestand moves through the Indiana court system.
Volunteer coaches will lead off-season conditioning activities for the softball players beginning Jan. 22, district officials said, and a team fundraising dinner scheduled for March 22 will occur as scheduled.
“It is also our hope that everyone will support the 2020 FRHS Softball Team by attending their games and events,” district officials said.