Associate Head Coach
Whitney Hawkins enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Lindsey Wilson softball program in 2019-20.
During the 2019 season, she helped guide the Blue Raiders to a 52-5 overall record and a 21-1 mark in conference play. Lindsey Wilson won both the MSC regular season and the tournament championship before making an appearance in the NAIA World Series after winning the Columbia, Kentucky NAIA Opening Round bracket. LWC finished the season with a No. 6 overall national ranking.
Before joining the Blue Raiders Hawkins coached at East Mississippi Community College where she helped guide the Lions to a 17-26 overall record, including a 13-15 conference mark in 2017. She coached a trio of student-athletes that earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College All-State honors.
Prior to her time at East Mississippi CC, Hawkins served as an assistant coach at the University of North Alabama for three seasons, during which the Lions posted a 60-7 record in 2016 en route to capturing the NCAA Division II National Championship. She was a member of the staff that was named the 2016 NFCA Regional and National Coaching Staff of the Year. In her three seasons at UNA, the Lions compiled a 130-41 overall record and captured one Gulf South Conference regular season championship.
Before moving to North Alabama, Hawkins served as a student assistant coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for three seasons from 2012-14 where the Chargers amassed a 133-45 record.
In all, she has coached seven All Gulf South Conference honorees, three All South Region pitchers and the 2016 National Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Hawkins played for two seasons at Wallace Community College before concluding her playing career at Alabama-Huntsville. She posted a two-year pitching mark of 35-11 and batted .432 with 12 home runs during the 2007 and 2008 seasons while at Wallace CC. At Alabama-Huntsville, Hawkins posted a 41-6 mark in the circle with a 1.28 career earned run average, batting .323 with 11 home runs. During her junior season, Hawkins posted a 21-1 record with a 1.01 ERA, helping lead the Chargers to a 54-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship game. Hawkins earned South Regional Most Outstanding Player honors and was named to the national championship all-tournament team. She was a two-time First Team All-GSC selection in 2009 and 2010.
Hawkins earned her undergraduate degree in English from Alabama-Huntsville with a minor in mathematics.