HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Mackenzie Draine has been hired as the assistant softball coach, head coach Travis McCall announced today (Monday, Aug. 5). Mackenzie's position is funded through the NCAA Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant.
Draine rejoined the Coker softball coaching staff in August of 2018. In her first season back on the Cobra bench, she helped the squad to a second consecutive NCAA Southeast Regional tournament berth.
"We are thrilled to have Mackenzie back for another year with our program!," said McCall. "She does an outstanding job with our student athletes and I'm very thankful to have her at Coker!"
Before rejoining Coker, Draine served as an assistant coach at Cleveland State University.
Draine originally joined the Coker staff in July of 2014.
Draine came to Coker after serving as the assistant softball coach at Volunteer High School in Tennessee. She helped guide her team to conference and regional titles, as well as the school's first sub state appearance since 2006.
A native of Church Hill, Tenn., Draine was a standout softball player at King University from 2009-13. She helped lead the Tornado to a Conference Carolinas softball tournament championship (2012), a NCAA Southeast Regional appearance (2012) and a Conference Carolinas regular season championship (2013).
She graduated from King in 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in elementary education. She most recently graduated with a Master's degree in College Athletic Administration from Coker in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Sport and Athletic Management.