2015-07-02 / Sports

New softball coach hired for Lindale High School

Meredith Grant Meredith Grant Meredith Grant, who has been an educator and softball coach since 1999, has been hired by the Lindale ISD as its new head softball coach for Lindale High School, Superintendent Stan Surratt announced.

She is excited about joining the athletic family at LHS and the hopes to continue the tradition of excellence the program has represented for many years.

“Lindale High School has always produced quality student-athletes, and I am excited to be an integral part of continuing that tradition,” said Grant. “Sports, specifically softball, have afforded me the opportunity to work with many great players and coaches. I look forward to teaching and coaching for Lindale ISD.”

Grant has coached and taught at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler as well as Brownsboro High School.

She also was the head softball coach at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville.

A graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos (now Texas State University) with a degree in recreation administration, Grant was team captain at Southwest Texas and was named Most Valuable Player.

She earned her master’s degree in sports management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

While in college at Southwest Texas, she was invited to play on the International Softball Tour and was invited to try out for the National Softball team.

“Coach Grant comes to Lindale High School with a wealth of softball knowledge and experience,” Surratt said. “She was a great college softball player and went on to coach at the collegiate level for many years. We feel blessed that Coach Grant has agreed to come to Lindale. We have a strong softball program and Coach Grant is a great fit.”

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