Matt Jagodzinski, Sports Information Director
BATESVILLE – Lyon College head softball coach Jessica Mattia has announced the hiring of Taylor Kuhn as her new assistant coach. Kuhn will assist with player development and serve primarily as the hitting coach. Kuhn recently served as an assistant softball coach at Arkansas Tech the past two seasons.
“We are excited to have Coach Kuhn on staff,” said Mattia. “She brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table. She will be excellent when it comes to recruiting and leading our hitters. She will be instrumental in bringing this program to the next level.”
During her tenure at Arkansas Tech, Kuhn assisted with all aspects of the Golden Suns’ program, including coaching, planning and practice development. She assisted the coaching staff with the development of practice plans, recruiting, field maintenance and recording game stats. Kuhn instructed athletes on hitting and defensive skills and was an instructor at the Arkansas Tech softball camps. This past season, the Golden Suns went 47-15, which included a Great American Conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II Central Region Softball Championship. ATU fell in the championship game of the regional. The Golden Suns also won the GAC Tournament in 2018.
Prior to her time at Arkansas Tech, Kuhn served as a student assistant softball coach at her alma mater, the University of Central Arkansas, where she also played as a student-athlete for two seasons. Kuhn assisted the UCA softball program with day-to-day operations. She helped the staff record game stats, field management, game day video camera setup and download and helped with the team’s social media sites (Instagram and Twitter). Kuhn was in charge of jersey management in preparation for games to ensure proper attire was available. Kuhn developed leadership and communication skills for use during games, practices and team events and served as an instructor at UCA softball camps. In 2015, UCA won its first-ever Southland Conference Championship. Kuhn served as a student assistant on the 2015 team.