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Softball Coaching Staff

Published or Revised January 02, 2020

Head Coach April Lane Hartmann

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April Lane Hartmann

April V. Lane Hartmann begins her second year as Paris Junior College’s head softball coach, and her ninth year of coaching. She is also an instructor in the Kinesiology department.

While working on her Ph.D in Exercise Physiology, she served as an assistant coach at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., where she helped coach the team to a NJCAA Division II Region 2 championship title. 

Prior to that she was at Texas Woman’s University where she coached softball and taught upper level classmates while continuing her education.

Lane became head basketball coach and physical education instructor at New Springs Middle School in Tampa, Fla., in 2010. In 2009, she attended Sul Ross States University in Alpine, Texas, working closely with pitchers and conditioning as well as earning her M.Ed. in Kinesiology.

She received her B.S. in physics from the University of South Florida while volunteering as a softball coach at Gibbs High School and later became their head varsity volleyball coach. Lane began her playing career pitching for St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she earned her Associate of Arts degree.

She is married to Sean M. Lane Hartmann; they are parents to William and Emily and reside in Honey Grove, Texas. 

Assistant Coach Randall Krutsch

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Randy Krutsch

Randy Krutsch joined the Paris Junior College Softball coaching staff as Assistant Coach in 2019. This will mark his 28th year of coaching young athletes and his 11th in softball. 

Coach Randy started his coaching career in 1991 at San Gabriel High School in the Los Angeles area where he helped lead the team to a State playoff appearance. He continued coaching baseball until 2008, when he made the transition from baseball to fast pitch softball. Since then, Coach Randy has had the opportunity to coach players around the world in four countries and has assisted players at the highest level internationally.

Coach Randy has a long list of players who have gone on to have great softball careers at all levels of college softball; he is known as a detail-oriented teacher, specializing in power hitting and the defensive side of the game

Coach Randy has been married to Valerie since 1993 and has three children. His oldest, Riley, graduated from Liberty University in 2019; middle child Kendel is a sophomore at Abilene Christian University; and his youngest, Leah, is a High School senior at Abeka Academy.

Jack Butler

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Jack Butler

Jack Butler (Mr. Jack) returns to PJC for his 14th year assisting with the Lady Dragons. He works with the infield and oversees field maintenance.

He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he played softball.

While in the military, he coached baseball with the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army.

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