Softball Instructors

Diamond Softball instructors provide coaching in all areas of the game. In addition to individual lessons for hitting, pitching and catching, camps and clinics are offered to fine tune skills. To work with one of our softball coaches, contact us at 865-288-3624.

AMANDA FAZIO

Softball Pitching & Slap Hitting Instructor (for ages 6-13)

Amanda is a graduate assistant at The University of Tennessee. Last season she was an assistant coach at Colgate University, primarily working with pitchers. Fazio played at Bucknell University and was named 2012-2013 Bucknell Female Rookie of the Year.

KATHY LARUE

Softball Hitting & Catching Instructor

Kathy has coached softball for over 18 years in Tennessee and Arkansas. Before that, she received a full scholarship to play softball at Louisburg Jr College, Nichols State and McNeese State University. Kathy was one of only 106 invited to tryout for the first USA Olympic Softball team. Kathy is the director of the USA Diamond Select Softball.

LINDSAY RAKES

Softball Pitching Instructor

Lindsay Bridges Rakes became the current Head Softball Coach at Knoxville Catholic High School prior to the 2018-19 school year after helping lead the Powell High School softball team to back to back TSSAA 3A state championship games as an assistant/pitching coach. Before coaching, Lindsay played her high school softball at Halls High School, where she was a starting pitcher for the Lady Red Devils. After graduating in 2008, Lindsay signed an athletic scholarship with Tusculum University as a starting pitcher and corner infielder. Lindsay’s life work in softball, both playing and coaching, has fueled her passion to help develop young and aspiring female athletes to achieve the most of their softball careers.

KALEIGH WYNNE

Softball Hitting & Catching Instructor

Kaleigh won the State 7A Championship and Tournament MVP with North Little Rock High School (AR) in 2013. She went on to play college softball at Chattanooga State, where she was named Freshman 1st Team All Conference and 2nd Team All America Pitcher.

Kaleigh was named TCCAA Player and Pitcher of the Year in 2018.