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 109-47), 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, and made two trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Gines' softball teams have an overall record of 643-298.
Don graduated from Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, IL. 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.
Don is a single father of four grown children and the proud grandfather of 7 (ages 11 years to 8 months). Coach Gines is a Marine Corps veteran (1967-1971) with thirteen month served in Viet Nam.
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 1982-1986.