Knox County High School graduate Lance McMahon is entering his second year as the pitching coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide softball team. McMahon started as a student manager at Missouri from 2010 to 2013. He later became a graduate assistant at LSU through 2016. He then spent five years as Illinois’ pitching coach before joining the Crimson Tide coaching staff last fall. McMahon reflects on his coaching journey.
McMahon’s first year with the Crimson Tide saw him take over a pitching staff led by Montana Fouts. The Tide reached the Women’s College World Series for the 14th time in program history this past spring thanks in large part to Fouts’ efforts in the circle. McMahon described what it was like to coach her in her final season at Alabama.
Fouts was named the 2023 Softball America Pitcher of the Year. She concluded her career at Alabama with 100 career wins, 1,181 stikeouts, and 35 shutouts. McMahon discusses a couple of things he worked on with Fouts last season.
Both Fouts and McMahon will be at Knox County High School on November 11th for a fundraiser to benefit the families of Bryant Western and Alijah Berry. The event will begin at 7 in the school gymnasium.