Minick returns to coach at alma-mater, Lecomte named head coach


Anjali Krishna

Coppell assistant coach Kim LeComte congratulates Coppell junior outfielder Sabrina Frosk at the CISD Baseball/Softball Complex against Lewisville on April 15. LeComte was named Coppell coach on July 5 via Twitter.

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After receiving an offer that she couldn’t turn down to serve as an assistant head coach at her alma mater according to Pehl, Flower Mound High School, Ashley Minick resigned as Coppell softball coach after one season. Minick and assistant coach Kim LeComte led the Coppell softball team to its first playoff berth since 2019. 

LeComte was named as the new head coach via Twitter on July 5.  Neither Minick or LeComte could be reached for comment through email. 

LeComte graduated from West Texas A&M in 2012 and joined its coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in 2015. LeComte was one of the most decorated student-athletes in the program, as she earned multiple All-American honors and was a first team Louisville Slugger/NFCA selection in 2010 and in 2011. Through this, she helped her team in 2011 claim the Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship. 

“Coach Lecomte is an experienced head coach,” Pehl said. “We were able to secure her after hiring Coach Minick. She had a lot to do with that turnaround in the program and the turnaround in that culture. The ability for her to step in is similar to the baseball scenario. An experienced coach who did the due diligence as the assistant, but yet has the experience.”

Coppell coach Ashley Minick resigns to coach as an assistant at Flower Mound. Kim LeComte was named Coppell coach on July 5 via Twitter. (Olivia Cooper)