Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: West Alabama, 2012
Hannah 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.
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 earned a Bachelors of Science degree from West Alabama in Dec. of 2012 in Physical Education. She currently resides in Barbourville.
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: West Alabama, 2010
Jennifer Lillard enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Bulldog softball program, joining the school’s athletic department in August.
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. Before this, Lillard 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.
Lillard 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.
Student Assistant - 1st Season