The Leon High School Softball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Katie Bennett
Coach Katie is in her sixth year as Leon Head Coach. She is also a fifth-grade teacher at Fort Braden School. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern University where she was pitcher and played infield for their softball team. She also attended and played softball at Central Florida Community College and Gateway Community College.
Assistant Coach: Jeff Travis
Coach Jeff is in his sixth year as a coach at Leon. He has coached travel and high school softball for the last 9 years. He has had 17 players in the last 6 years sign college softball scholarships. Coach Jeff specializes in hitting as well as helping our Leon athletes achieve their dreams of playing at the next level.
Junior Varsity Coach: Abigail Hanson
Coach Abby is in her first year as a coach at Leon. She is a proud graduate of Leon High School and was a 4 year member of the varsity softball team. She has played travel ball throughout her middle and high school career and brings years of experience to the coaching staff. She is currently studying Psychology at Tallahassee Community College.
Junior Varsity Coach: Hannah Calhoun
Coach Hannah is in her first year as a coach at Leon. She is a proud graduate of Leon High School and was a 4 year member of the varsity softball team. She has played travel ball throughout her middle and high school career and brings years of experience to the coaching staff. She graduated from West Virginia Tech with a degree in forensic science.
Assistant Coach: Derrick Richardson
Coach Richardson is in his third year with the Lady Lions program. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degree from Florida A&M University. While in college Coach Richardson played catcher/third base on the baseball team and later became an assistant coach for several years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and fundamental skills set to the program.