Knoxville Catholic names former player as new softball head coach

Knoxville Catholic High School on July 10 announced the hiring of Hannah Seaver-Logan as the new head softball coach for the Lady Irish.

Mrs. Seaver-Logan graduated from Knoxville Catholic in 2012 and was a four-year starter at KCHS under head coach Sarah Fekete Bailey and went on to play collegiately at Carson-Newman University for head coach Vickie Kazee-Hollifield.

After suffering a knee injury in college, Mrs. Seaver-Logan chose to switch her focus to coaching, where she began her career as Knoxville Central High School’s varsity assistant during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, helping the team to a substate appearance in 2014. After that, she moved to South-Doyle High School in Knoxville, where she served as pitching coordinator and JV head coach.

In fall 2019, Mrs. Seaver-Logan became the head coach of Christian Academy of Knoxville’s middle school softball program, winning Cityview magazine’s middle school coach-of-the-year award in 2020. She then took over as the high school head coach for the Warriors in 2021. In the last two years the Warriors posted a record of 36-14. The Warriors saw two players sign with Division 1 schools, Emma Bethel (Eastern Kentucky University) and Addison Smith (Samford University). The team boasted a cumulative team GPA over 3.0 and advanced to the second round of regional-tournament play in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2017.

“I am honored and humbled to have received the opportunity to return to KCHS as their softball coach,” Mrs. Seaver-Logan said. “My sophomore year at KCHS in 2011, former Lady Vol and Team USA member Sarah Bailey became our head coach and laid the foundation for this program. Her competitive coaching, exceedingly high expectations, and breadth of knowledge redefined KCHS softball. I am forever grateful for her influence on me in those years. I’m looking forward to presenting this Lady Irish team with the same challenge as we prepare for this season—we’re going to love each other, work hard, have some fun, and hopefully pick up a few wins along the way. Go Irish!”

Mrs. Seaver-Logan and her husband, James Logan, welcomed baby boy Toa Logan in 2022.

  • In other KCHS news, former University of Tennessee basketball player JaJuan Smith has joined the coaching staff of the Fighting Irish boys team.

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