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
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.
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
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.
look forward to working with the returning student-athletes and incoming
freshmen to continue with the recent success in building a winning tradition."
knows a little bit about winning traditions.
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.
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
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.
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.
still ranks high in numerous career and season records and finished her career
with the second most doubles in NAIA history.
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.