It has been a rough few years on the diamond for the Searsport District High School softball team and new Viking varsity coach Cynthia Dehm, an eighth-grade mathematics teacher at Searsport District Middle School, hopes her addition will help translate to more wins.

The 30-year-old Dehm, a Freedom resident who graduated from Central High School of East Corinth in 2002, is the fourth coach in four years for the Vikings, who have gone 1-47 over the past three seasons.

Dehm replaces Holly Cox, who led the Vikings to an 0-16 record last year. Mel Grant led Searsport to a 1-15 record in 2012, while Thor Gower led the Vikings to a winless campaign in 2011.

“I'm really excited to be coaching the high school girls this year,” she said. “The girls have a lot of potential and we are looking forward to starting off the season strong. Hopefully all this snow gets out of here quickly.”

Dehm went on to attend Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marine Transportation Operations. She played softball for the Mariners and also was a member of both the women's and coed sailing teams.

She later returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maine in Orono in 2010.