Head Coach, Brooke Powell, a native of Grove Hill, comes to Alabama Southern from Foley High School. While at Foley High, Powell coached softball and basketball. Additionally, she taught physical education and was the female strength and conditioning coach.
Prior to her experience at Foley High School, Powell coached softball while teaching physical education at Dale County High School in Midland City for three years. She received her bachelor’s in sport and fitness management from Troy University in 2007. Also in 2007, she served as the student assistant softball coach for the Troy Trojans.
Coach Powell’s goal is to build a successful and competitive softball program where athletes will be recognized and recruited by four year colleges. She plans to accomplish this through dedicated recruitment and development of each individual athlete.
Assistant Coach, Kirby Baxter, brings previous coaching experience from Fairhope High School, Robertsdale High School and Foley High School. She was raised in Silas, Alabama and attended Patrician Academy where she was 1999 AISA Pitcher of the Year and 2002 Mobile Press Player of the Year.
From 2003-2005, she was a member of University of Mobile Softball Team and a member of USA International Athletes in the Chez Republic. Other accomplishments include: 2003 NAIA National All-Tournament Team, 2003 1st team NFCA All- American, 2003 All-Region Team, 2003 March Pitcher of the Week, 2003 All-Conference Team, 2004 1st Team NFCA All American, 2004 All-Region Team, 2004 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, 2005 2nd Team NFCA All American, 2005 All-Region Team and 2005 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team.