Softball Assistant Coach
Coach Don Gines brings 18 years of college softball experience to the Lady Falcons program. Head coaching experience includes Southeastern Illinois College 1980-1986 (record 10947), John A Logan College 1993-2003 (record 425-178), and Louisburg College, NC 2006-2008 (record 109-73). Coach Gines' softball teams have won five conference championships and two regional championships, making two trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Gines' softball teams have an overall record of 643-298.
Don graduated from Harrisburg High School. He attended Southeastern Illinois College and played baseball and basketball for Coach Virgil Motsinger. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University with bachelor's and master's degrees, he has taught physical education, drivers education, and health education at the 6-12 public school for twenty years, as well as coaching football, basketball, baseball, and cross country.
Con is a single father of four grown children and the proud grandfather of 6 (ages 10 to 2), with a new b0y on the way in January 2013. Coach Gines is a Marine Corps veteran (1967-1971) with thirteen month served in Vietnam.
Gines said, "I guess one could say I have made the full circle as I am now back at Southeastern. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Coach Hill in restoring the Lady Falcon Softball program back to the level it was in 1982-1996.