The Rockridge School Board is expected to hire John Nelson as head softball coach on Monday night. Nelson had been serving as an assistant at Alleman High School and coaches in the Heartland Havoc organization. He’s the third coach in the Havoc system that is a head coach of an area school–joining Sherrard’s Mike DeLoose and Mercer County’s Cassidy Staker. Nelson replaces Jason Lingle at Rockridge. Lingle resigned at the end of last season. Former Rockridge and University of Iowa standout Liz Watkins will serve as Nelson’s varsity assistant.