Lindsay Thomas came to Western Carolina in September 2017 as the assistant softball coach.
Thomas comes to Western Carolina after spending a season with the Austrian Softball League playing for the Vienna M-Stars. She was awarded Best Batter.
Prior to playing in Austria, Thomas spent the 2017 season as a volunteer assistant coach for Virginia Tech coaching the outfielders.
Thomas was a decorated four-year player for UNCG. She left the Spartans as the all-time leader in career batting average (.382), runs scored (189), hits (257), home runs (57) and slugging percentage (.728). A two-time NFCA All-Mideast Region and the 2013 SoCon Freshman of the Year, Thomas is only the fifth player in the history of the SoCon and the program’s only four-time first team all-conference selection.
A standout in the classroom as an undergraduate, Thomas was named CoSIDA Academic-All District III as a senior and was the recipient of the SoCon Commissioner’s Medal for posting a 3.5 GPA or higher as a junior.
Thomas graduated in the spring of 2016 with a degree in psychology with a Spanish minor.