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Former collegiate athlete Josh Story has been named Lipscomb Academy high school head softball coach.
Amanda Price |
A Bachelor of Business graduate, Josh Story began his collegiate baseball career at Trevecca Nazarene University before transferring to Lipscomb University. Upon graduation, he served one season as a graduate assistant coach for Lipscomb University’s baseball team.
“Lipscomb Academy has been searching for the right coach for our high school softball program for several months. The softball program at the academy has had a vibrant history, and as we prepare for the upcoming spring season, we want to build a program that works to develop our student-athletes into exceptional players,” said Michelle York, Lipscomb Academy associate head of school for athletics. “Josh Story has the experience as a player and a coach to train his student-athletes to lead on and off the field. Working in tangent with Leslie Robinson, middle school head softball coach, the academy is poised to give our student-athletes a well-rounded and exceptional softball experience.”
After playing baseball for nearly two decades, Story switched gears to become a softball coach for 12U. “I’ve always had the desire to share my sports knowledge through coaching, and the opportunity to coach finally materialized when the Lord blessed me with two beautiful daughters who have a passion for softball,” stated Story.
Since 2012, Story has coached travel softball. He believes that by marrying sports knowledge and athletic strength with exceptional experiences and genuine interactions, these serve to transform the student-athlete holistically.
“I’ve had coaches throughout my life who invested in me and contributed to making me a better person. It is my goal to make a Kingdom impact on student-athletes that influences them well beyond athletics,” said Story. “Through my experiences, I know that having a coach that cares more about the personal wellbeing and faith of the athlete than the athlete’s talent on the field makes a greater impact on that student-athlete for the rest of her life. That positive impact is what gives me passion.”
“When I met Josh, I listened as he shared stories of former coaches that saw him as more than an athlete and invested in his life,” stated York. “Evident to everyone that meets him, Josh embodies the academy’s athletic mission of transformational coaching. He understands first-hand the impact that a coach has on the life of a student-athlete and the opportunities he has to help develop character traits that last a lifetime. Josh is passionate about softball but equally as passionate about using that platform to impact others for Christ. We are excited to have Josh join our coaching staff at the academy.”
Story’s wife, Lindsay, is an assistant softball coach and first-grade teacher at the Lower School, and their two softball-loving daughters are in fourth and seventh grades.