2016 Softball Coaches
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Hannah Griffin
Head Coach - 3rd Season

  • Hannah Griffin enters her third season at the helm of the Bulldogs. Griffin was named the permanent head coach for the Bulldog softball program in May of 2014, after serving as the interim head coach throughout the 2014 season. She originally joined the athletic department in August of 2013 as assistant for the program.
  • After taking over as interim head coach two games into the 2014 season, Griffin led the Bulldogs to a 20-22 record. In her first full season as head coach, the Bulldogs finished the 2015 season with a 25-26 record and a 12-8 record in AAC play. Union finished fourth in the AAC standings, marking the first time the Bulldogs had finished in the top four since the 2008 season.
  • In her first two seasons, Griffin has coached one NAIA All-American, two AAC First Team members, three AAC Second Team members, one AAC Pitcher of the Week and 10 AAC All-Academic Team members.  
  • Griffin came to Union after coaching at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2013, serving as the varsity and JV pitching coach. Griffin was also the pitching coach for Velocity Fast Pitch in her hometown of Mobile, Ala. from 2009-2011, coaching girls aged 14 through 18. Griffin also served at an intern at two schools in the Tuscaloosa area, teaching physical education classes at both.
  • Griffin entered the coaching ranks off a career as a student-athlete at two schools - Southern Miss. and West Alabama. Griffin was a member of the Golden Eagle softball program from 2007-2010. That year, she transferred to West Alabama, playing on the softball squad there from 2010-12.
  • Griffin graduated from West Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She currently resides in Barbourville.

Griffin Year-by-Year:

Year School Record Pct. Conference Record Pct. Finish
2014 Union 20-22 .476 AAC 6-14 .300 9th
2015 Union 25-26 .490 AAC 12-8 .600 4th


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Jennifer Lillard
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

  • Jennifer Lillard enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Bulldog softball program, joining the school’s athletic department in August 2014
  • Lillard came to Barbourville from a one year stint as an assistant coach at the University of the Ozarks, an NCAA Division III member in Clarksville, Arkansas.
  • She got her coaching career started at University of the Redlands in Redlands, California, where she served in a similar capacity from 2011 through 2013. While at Redlands, the team captured back-to-back conference championships.
  • Lillard entered the coaching ranks off a playing career at the University of West Alabama, where she was a member of the varsity softball team for four seasons.
  • She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Alabama in December of 2010 in Psychology (with a minor in Sociology), then added a Masters of Arts Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University of Irvine in December of 2013. She resides in Barbourville.
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Madison Lennen
Manager - 2nd Season