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 nutured 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 40th anniversary 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
Pictured at left are the 2019 Varsity Lady Lions under the leadership of Head Coach Katie Bennett with Coach Jeff Travis, and (not pictured) JV Coach Melvin David.
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.
“I am really looking forward to this upcoming season,” says Mueller. “We are going to focus on bonding as a team and seeing how far our collective positive dedication can take us.”