KNOXVILLE — Though Hannah Seaver is Christian Academy of Knoxville’s new high school softball coach, she’s no stranger to the school or the program.
Seaver, a 2012 Knoxville Catholic High School graduate, recently was tapped to take the reins of the Lady Warriors’ program, replacing Ronnie Bowling.
“I’m blessed to be here,” said Seaver, who has been the coach of CAK’s middle school team for the last three seasons — and will continue in that capacity. “We’re blessed to have a young team with very good girls who all work hard.
“... We have a great and supportive administration, and CAK has high standards,” Seaver added.
A four-year starting pitcher at KCHS, Seaver went on to Carson-Newman University. But with the Lady Eagles, Seaver’s career under legendary head coach Vickie Kazee-Hollifield was cut short by an injury during preseason workouts.
“There’s really not much to tell,” Seaver said. “I got hurt and I got one at-bat.
“So I started coaching almost after high school,” she added. “... I knew that I always wanted to be a coach.”
At CAK since 2018, Seaver teaches art and physical education at the school.
She began coaching as an assistant at Knoxville Central, then spent two seasons as pitching coordinator and junior varsity head coach at South-Doyle.
Her father, the late Joey Seaver, “worked as a collegiate and professional baseball coach, and that inspired me from a young age to pursue it as a career,” she said.
“I saw the way he impacted so many young men’s lives, not only as instructor but also as a mentor, and that’s the legacy that I am most proud to carry on.”
Seaver recently married James Logan, CAK’s middle school football coach and a middle school Bible teacher.