The winningest coach in Kentucky softball history is going to be adding to her total in Blue and White for a long time to come. Lawson will be in charge of John Cropp dugout till 2023.
“I love Lexington and this new contract gives me the opportunity to continue to grow Kentucky softball into a national champion” Lawson said.
This provides stability for the program and gives the message to the recruiting base that we are confident in winning the national championship at Kentucky. Lawson was the first ever to lead Kentucky to its first ever Women’s College World Series appearance, including six NCAA Super Regionals, the last 8 seasons and a program best 50 wins in 2014.
Sitting at 396-253 in 11 seasons, Lawson had already has more wins in SEC play than UK had all told as a program when she took over in 2007. UK finished the 2014 season ranked 6th in both national rankings for it’s best final ranking ever. In 2013, Kentucky was ranked in the top 14 of both collegiate softball rankings for the second time in school history with 9 wins over ranked teams. In her 10 seasons at Kentucky, Lawson has defeated over 90 ranked foes, including 45 wins vs. Top 10 teams and 28 vs. Top 5 teams.
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