CF’s Runyon makes home run to coach alma mater

Former Carolina Forest High and University of Alabama softball standout Marisa Runyon hit a different kind of home run Monday with the announcement that she has been promoted to head softball coach at her high school ama mater.

Runyon returned to the dugout for the Panthers in the 2018 season as assistant to then-head coach Chad Schildt. She will replace him in the 2019 season.

Runyon is a 2013 graduate of Carolina Forest, and a 2017 graduate of Alabama with a BS in exercise science. Runyon is currently a graduate student at Coastal Carolina University pursuing a Master’s Degree in sport management.

After her years at Carolina Forest, Runyon was a three-year starter at third base and designated hitter for the Crimson Tide.

Photo courtesy of CFHS Athletics

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