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Softball - Tue, Jun. 23, 2009
COLUMBIA, Ky. - Former Trevecca softball standout Ashley McCool has been named the head softball coach at Lindsey Wilson College. The Blue Raiders are a member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and the Mid-South Athletic Conference.

The appointment marks the first collegiate head coaching position for the Brentwood, Tenn., native. McCool served as assistant coach last season at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

McCool helped Lee to a 39-14 record and a share of the Southern States Athletic Conference (an NAIA conference) regular season championship last season. Prior to Lee, McCool spent two seasons as the head coach at Antioch (Tenn.) High School.

"I am so excited about this wonderful opportunity at Lindsey Wilson College," McCool said. "I'm blessed to be a part of an exceptional institution with a caring and devoted administration and staff that clearly cares about its students on and off the field.

"I look forward to working with the returning student-athletes and incoming freshmen to continue with the recent success in building a winning tradition."

McCool knows a little bit about winning traditions.

As a student-athlete, McCool helped Trevecca Nazarene University to a pair of top-five finishes at the NAIA Softball World Series. As a freshman at Trevecca, the Ezell-Harding Christian School product was named the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year and to the TranSouth and Region XI First Team. As a junior she was the TranSouth and Region XI Player of the Year and a NAIA First Team All-American.

She ended her career as a four-time All-TranSouth First Team and Region XI First Team selection. McCool was also named a TranSouth Scholar-Athlete her last three seasons.

When McCool graduated from Trevecca she left with the most career hits (268), doubles (67), extra base hits (97), runs scored (146), and RBI (175). She was also second on the list in batting average (.397) and home runs (26). McCool is still the TNU all-time career leader in doubles and extra base hits.

McCool at one time owned the Trevecca season records for hits (80) and doubles (20) in a season (80). She hit 20 doubles in a season on two different occasions.

McCool still ranks high in numerous career and season records and finished her career with the second most doubles in NAIA history.

At LWC she inherits a program that finished the 2009 season with a 26-19 record and a third place finish in the Mid-South Conference Tournament. All but three Blue Raiders return for McCool's debut season in 2010.