Paige Cassady begins her first season as pitching coach for the Lipscomb University softball team.
Cassady replaced Lexi Myers who was named head softball coach at Lipscomb Academy.
“Paige is the right fit from her pitching knowledge, her background in pitching, who she has learned from and how she has grown and developed,” Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman said. “The big thing that kept coming up with the people I talked with about her was her passion for the game.
“I wanted someone here with character that is going to eventually sell the school as much as I can. I think Paige has quickly shown that she represents everything our school and program are about.”
Cassady spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana-Monroe where she worked with the pitching staff.
Cassady is a native of Orlando, Fla., where she was named most valuable player of her Boone High softball team for three years in a row. In 2006 she was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year.
She started her collegiate career at Presbyterian College. As a freshman she was named second-team all-conference and won 16 games.
After the 2008 season at Presbyterian she transferred to Florida International. In two seasons she pitched in 18 games and also played in the outfield.
Cassady’s primary job is to oversee the Lady Bisons pitching staff. She will also be heavily involved with recruiting as well as with hitting.
Cassady is the daughter of Regina and John Cassady. She has one brother, Matthew, and two sisters, Courtney and Chase.