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Athletics » Softball


Josh McLendon
Head Coach Varsity Softball
A native of Macon, Georgia, Coach McLendon has been teaching and coaching at ACE since 2017. He played high school football and baseball at Central Fellowship, lettering in each sport and went on to be a part of the Mercer Bears baseball program in 2001-2002. McLendon went on to get his Bachelor of Science in history from Georgia College and State University. Coach McLendon began his teaching career in 2005 and is in his 16th year as an educator. His head coaching career began at Monroe Academy in 2007 and continued at his alma mater of Central Fellowship from 2008-2017. McLendon’s career record as a head baseball coach is 177-146 with 7 playoff appearances. He also guided his teams to back to back region championships in 2016 and 2017 and two final four appearances. The Gryphons made it to the state playoffs and the “Sweet 16” in their first season of region play in 2019. McLendon will be leading the ACE Gryphons into their third season of varsity region play in 2021.
Kristen Carr
Head Coach Junior High Softball Team
Coach Carr is a 2011 graduate of Jones Co. High School where she excelled at basketball and softball (2010 GHSA State Champ AAAA). In 2015 she graduated from Columbus State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and was also a member of the softball team. Coach Carr serves as a Personal Fitness teacher at ACE and recently finished her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education at Georgia College. In her spare time she enjoys playing slow-pitch softball, the gym, hunting, and fishing.