BANNER ELK, N.C. – Rachel Ross was named the new assistant coach for the Lees-McRae College softball program Friday morning. Ross comes to Lees-McRae after serving as the assistant coach for Greensboro College this past season.
"I feel very fortunate and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Lees-McRae Softball coaching staff," said Ross. "I am ready to get to work with Coach Poole and the girls to make this a successful season. I want to thank everyone in the athletic department for welcoming me in with open arms. I look forward to this season and others to come."
At her position in Greensboro College, Ross helped with recruiting, fundraising, practice planning, game day management, field maintenance and camp coordination. Prior to coming to Greensboro, Ross also coached at Cerro Coso Community College and Talladega College.
"Adding Rachel to our staff was a no-brainer," said LMC Head Coach Jaclin Poole. "She demonstrates a strong softball IQ, but more importantly her energy and passion is unmatched. I look forward to working with her to build upon the successes we have seen in the past few years!"
The Bobcats are coming off their most successful season in program history in capturing the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship to go along with their first NCAA Tournament appearance and victory.
"This is a great opportunity for us," said LMC Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail. "We made personnel moves to give our softball program an assistant coach. Rachel's experience will be beneficial for our pitchers and catchers. She has a wonderful work ethic to help us build off of last year's success."