Trigg County has turned to a person with First Region and college experience to fill their vacant head softball coaching position. Principal Shannon Burcham confirmed Tuesday that Ashley Denfip has been approved by the school’s site-based council. She will also teach special education in the high school.
Denfip, who was also an all-district soccer player, batted over .300 in her career at Marshall County. She was named the team’s defensive MVP for two years and was a starter on Marshall County’s 2009 team that advanced to the state tournament.
Primarily a centerfielder and shortstop, Denfip played four years at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. She started all but five games in her junior and senior seasons where he hit five home runs and scored 31 runs.
After graduating from Bethel, she served as an assistant coach with the school in 2016.
Denfip replaces Toree McMain, who resigned in May after going 82-81 in five seasons as coach. She left as the school’s all-time wins leader.
Despite the loss of six seniors that accounted for 798 games and 584 hits in their careers, Trigg County is scheduled to return six defensive starters in 2020.