History of the Lady Lions

The Leon softball program was established in 1975 under the direction of Coach Lounette Brown. The original name was The Lionettes. The next season, the team was renamed the Lady Lions and won their first district championship.


For the first two decades, the girls played slow pitch softball. In 1994, established Head Coach Diane Kendall nurtured the Lady Lion's transition to fast pitch softball, widely considered to be the more competitive form of softball. The popularity of this sport was rapidly growing, and was even included for the first time in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Lady Lions are proud to be celebrating their 47th season this year. The mighty tradition of distinction honors the incredible history and traditional of excellence of Leon High School—originally established in 1837. CLICK HERE to learn more about the rich history of our grand 'ole lady on the hill.


Leon Softball History: A Mighty Tradition of Distinction


For the 2022 season the Lady Lions are under the leadership of Head Coach Sonja Reed, and assistant coaches Derrick Richardson, Mallory McGinnis, and Emery Mayne.


The mission of this dedicated coaching staff is to garner enough community support so that any and all talented players have the opportunity to be on the team, regardless of economic abilities.