Head Coach Lindsay Vanover
Lindsay Vanover is entering her fifth season as the head coach of the Montevallo softball program after being named the program's first head coach in 2013.
Vanover came to Montevallo following a three-year stint as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Dartmouth College.
Vanover, who worked with Dartmouth's pitchers and catchers, helped Dartmouth to 57 wins during her tenure with the Big Green and saw the pitching staff improve from year-to-year.
Dartmouth reached several milestones with Vanover, including defeating perennial Ivy League contender, Harvard, for the first time since 2009. Dartmouth's pitching staff has posted a sub-5.00 ERA in each of her seasons. Vanover coached a pitching staff that pitched the Big Green to the North Division title.
Vanover coached the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year in Kristen Rumley. Rumley concluded the 2012 campaign with 151 strikeouts, placing her second all-time on Dartmouth's single season list and marking the first time that a Big Green pitcher has thrown over 100 strikeouts in a season since the 2003 campaign. Rumley twice neared the single-game record with 12 strikeouts, one shy of the record. She earned national recognition with 9.1 strikeouts per seven innings ranking her No. 12 in the country and her 0.97 walks per game were 10th best.
Prior to her arrival at Dartmouth, Vanover was the head coach at Pasadena Memorial High School in Pasadena, Texas. During her four-year tenure, the Mavericks reached the playoffs on numerous occasions, including a run to the regional quarterfinals in 2010.
A catcher in college, Vanover was a four-year letterwinner for the University of Houston softball program. As a member of the Commissioner's Honor Roll in Conference USA, Vanover was given the team's Player's Choice Award and also earned the squad's highest grade-point average. Vanover helped the Cougars advance to the 2003 NCAA Division I Regional Finals and helped the program achieve a four-year record of 140-102 during her career.
Vanover graduated from Diboll High School in 2001, where she was a four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain. Vanover was All-District three years in a row and was named the Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.