A former Blue Dragon softball player, Ally Raines returns to Hutchinson Community College as an assistant coach.
Raines played both outfield and first base for head coach Jaime Rose in 2015 and 2016. She earned first-team All-Region VI and second team All-Jayhawk East honors in her sophomore season.
This is Raines’ first collegiate coaching position. She was an assistant and head coach for the Austin Stars Select Team.
A native of Round Rock, Texas, Raines didn’t see much action as a freshman with only 15 at-bats and a .200 batting average. She did have a home run in 2015.
Raines broke into the starting lineup in 2016 as a first baseman and had a breakthrough season. Raines hit .344 (54 for 157) with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 47 RBIs and 34 runs scored in her all-region, all-conference season.
The Blue Dragons were 69-25 in Raines’ two seasons, including 38-8 in her sophomore season of 2018.
From Hutchinson, Raines moved onto Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where she was a third baseman and outfielder.
Raines and OWU earned a berth in the 2018 NAIA National Tournament. In 41 games, Raines hit .219 with 21 hits, eight doubles and 11 RBIs. As a junior, Raines hit .198 in 51 games.
Raines graduated from Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas, in 2014, Hutchinson Community College in 2016 and Oklahoma Wesleyan in 2019 with a degree in Sports and Recreational Leadership.