Cassady returns to Hilltop to take softball helm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern has named former BSC assistant Kimball Cassady the Panthers’ new softball head coach.

No stranger to Panther Softball, Cassady served as assistant on Tyra Perry’s staff from 2002-2004. As an assistant on BSC’s first softball team she helped build the Panthers into the strong program they are today. ‘Southern won 68 games in those first three seasons including a 6-6 Big South record in 2004.

Cassady, an All-American at Hewitt Trussville High School, was a standout third baseman for the Auburn Tigers from 1998-2001. She also spent one year as a student assistant at Auburn before coming to ‘Southern.

While playing for the Tigers she set a school record for assists with 366 in four years as a starter. She was a two-year team captain and three-time selection for the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

For the past three seasons Cassady has served as head coach at Clay Chalkville High School where she led the Cougars to three consecutive area championships.

Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr. is happy to have Coach Cassady back with the Panthers. "It is great to welcome Kimball back to Birmingham-Southern to lead our softball program. She has a tremendous background as both a player and coach, as well as the passion and energy that we look for in our coaches."