Univ. of North Alabama Softball

The University of North Alabama Softball Camps

Head Coach Ashley Cozart

Ashley Cozart enters her third season as head softball coach at North Alabama and is the sixth coach in the school's history after taking over the helm of the program in July of 2013.

She produced a 76-32 record with consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament in her two years at the helm of the program. She has also  coached nine All-Gulf South Conference and five All-South Region selections. For her career, Cozart owns a 267-77 record as a head coach.

Cozart came to UNA after winning more than 81 percent of her games as head coach Lindsey Wilson College, where she guided the Blue Raiders to the NAIA national tournament four straight seasons. In four years, she compiled a 191-45 record, including a 50-10 mark during the 2013 campaign.

Under Cozart, Lindsey Wilson won four straight Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles. She was also a three-time MSC Coach of the Year from 2010-12.

After being hired at LWC in 2009, Cozart had an immediate impact on the program as the Blue Raiders increased their win total from 26 the previous season to 47 during the 2010 campaign.

Lindsey Wilson advanced to pool play in the NAIA national tournament three straight seasons before reaching bracket play last year, ending the season with a 5-1 loss to No. 1 Auburn-Montgomery. LWC set a school record for wins in a season and produced seven all-conference selections, including the MSC Pitcher of the Year.

During Cozart’s tenure, the Blue Raiders were consistently ranked in the NAIA Top 25 poll, including their highest ranking of No. 12 in the final regular-season poll of the 2013 season. Overall, LWC has been ranked in the Top 25 for 15 consecutive weeks dating back to the middle of the 2012 season. The team also produced an 86-18 record in conference games.

Individual player honors at the conference and national levels were also abundant at Lindsey Wilson during Cozart’s time at the helm of the program. Over the last four years, the Blue Raiders produced one MSC Player of the Year, four Pitchers of the Year and 17 first team all-conference selections. LWC also had six NAIA All-Americans.

Prior to arriving at Lindsey Wilson, Cozart served one season as the assistant coach at Lee University. The Flames produced a 39-14 record and a share of the Southern States Athletic Conference regular-season championship in 2009. Prior to Lee, Cozart spent two seasons as the head coach at Antioch High School.

As a student-athlete, Cozart helped Trevecca Nazarene University to a pair of top-five finishes at the NAIA Softball World Series. She was selected as the TranSouth Conference Freshman of the Year in 2004 and went on to be a four-time all-conference and all-region selection. She broke the school career record for hits and doubles and is ranked in the program’s top five in runs batted in, home runs, batting average and runs scored. In 2014, she was selected to the Trevecca Athletic Hall of Fame.

She graduated from Trevecca in 2007 and is married to Shaun Cozart. The two have a son, Cooper.