Nichole Maddox joked that she didn't know what she was getting herself into when she took over the Costa Mesa High softball team.
Maddox held the title of girls' basketball coach in the winter. After a successful first season in which the Mustangs reached the playoffs, it was time to go outdoors and lead a new team.
Maddox coached two sports before, never believing it would happen again. Maddox is happy she's busy again.
Costa Mesa is the lone Newport-Mesa softball program in the playoffs. The Mustangs on Monday learned of their first-round opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs.