ABSA STAFF & Coaches

ABSA coaching staff are highly trained professionals from all over the United States.



ABSA is a family business owned and operated by Chris and Casey Flanagan since 2014. Chris, a graduate of Lamar University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, has been a college coach since 2011, and was a scout in the Cincinnati Reds organization for 9 years. Casey, a graduate of the University of North Texas, is a stay at home mom with their 4 children.




Paul Ahearne - Director of baseball operations

  • Professional instructor 18 years in DFW

  • Dallas Tigers Baseball Coach

  • Current Owner of Elite Five Tool Fit Baseball Training

  • 4 year college starter INF/RHP – Dodge City CC/ NMHU

  • 5 year professional INF/RHP – Independent

  • Current Licensee of Dallas Tigers Central Baseball Club

  • Bishop Lynch Head Varsity coach – 2008-2009

  • Founder PKA Pitching Velocity Boot Camps



  • Kevin Lallmann enters his first year as the Whitecaps Head Coach, after serving 3 years as the pitching coach. During his time, Galveston College has sent 12 pitchers on to the university level, and had one selected in the 2017 MLB draft.

  • Prior to coming to Galveston, Coach Lallmann was the head coach at Vernon College.

  • Coach Lallmann was an assistant coach and kinesiology professor at New Mexico Junior College.

  • Coach Lallmann started his coaching career at the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Coach Lallmann has served as an associate scout for many organizations including the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and currently holds that same position with the Chicago Cubs. He has also worked with USA baseball and spoke at many camps and clinics across the southwest.

  • Coach Lallmann grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico where he played for the two time state champion Carlsbad Cavemen. After high school, Kevin played for New Mexico Junior College and Oklahoma Baptist University.

  • Kevin Lallmann is married to Stacy; he has three daughters Katlyn, Taylor, and Tanner.




Brooke Richards - Softball recruiting coordinator

  • Pitching Coach for Texas Wesleyan & Softball Instructor

  • Pitched against 2008 Olympic Softball Team (June 2008)

  • Scholarship Athlete for Tarleton State University (Exercise Sports Science & Fitness Management)

  • Most Wins in a Single Season for TSU

  • Lonestar Conference Honors/Awards

    • Newcomer of the Year (2006)

    • Pitcher of the Week (2007 & 2008)

    • First Team UT/P (2007 & 2008)

  • All-State Utility Player Midway High School (2004)


Maria WINN

Education: Masters of Education (Central Methodist University), Masters of Public Health (Armstrong Atlantic State University, B.S. in Business Administration (Columbia College).

Playing Experience:  Missouri Valley College (1993-1995), Columbia College (1995-1997)

Player Awards:  Two-time All-Conference and All-All Region as a centerfielder for Columbia College, helped Columbia College to three NAIA National Tournaments, and was named the Female Athlete of the Year as a senior.  She also is in the Columbia Softball History and Record book for the 110 Percent Award (1996) and 300 Plus Batting Club (1996).

Coaching Experience:  Western Nebraska Community College, Head Coach (2004-2016), Central Methodist University, Assistant Coach (2003-2004), Armstrong Atlantic State University, Assistant Coach (2000-2002), and Bemidji State University, Assistant Coach (1999-2000).

Coaching Awards at WNCC: Compiled an overall record of 535-218-1, 40-plus wins in the last nine consecutive seasons,50-plus wins in the last four consecutive seasons, a six-time Coach of the Year, and a nine-time Highest Team GPA Award.  Made five trips to the NJCAA National Tournament and was an eight-time conference champion and six-time tournament champion. Coached 7 NJCAA All-Americans, 16 NFCA All-Americans, 90 All-Region, 7 Players of the year, 6 Region Freshman of the year and 32 NJCAA and NFCA Academic Awards.

Coaching Awards at TJC: 106-33 record, Region XIV Coach of the Year, 2x Region XIV runner up, 2x District L Champions, 2x NJCAA National Tournament Participant. Coached 6 NJCAA All-Americans, 5 NFCA All-Americans, 2 Fast Pitch News All-Americans,  9 NFCA All-Midwest Region, 14 Region XIV All-Conference (East), 11 Region XIV All-Region, 2x Region XIV East Zone Pitcher of the year, Region XIV Pitcher of the year, Region XIV Co-Player of the year and 13 NJCAA and NFCA Scholar Athletes.


Chanin Naudin

Chanin Naudin is in her second season as the head softball coach for the Cowgirls.

After being hired late in the summer of 2017, Naudin had very few returning players for last year's team. The Cowgirls then went 1-37 on the year. Naudin, a tireless recruiter, has totally restocked the roster for the 2018-19 season as she starts to rebuild the program.

Naudin came to HSU after serving as an assistant coach at Harding University this past year. In her lone season as a full-time assistant, she coached the hitters and infielders at Harding. The program had a remarkable campaign in just its fourth season as a program.

She helped lead the Lady Bisons to as high as a No. 2 national ranking in the NFCA poll during the season and finished the year ranked No. 9 nationally. Harding went 58-9 on the year and advanced to the NCAA Division II Super Regionals after claiming the regular season and tournament titles in the Great American Conference.

Her team led the GAC with a .320 batting average and was second in NCAA Division II in fielding percentage at .977.

She had also served as a graduate assistant at Harding after a distinguished playing career at the University of Kansas. She also has served as a clinician and coached for the Texas Glory travel ball program.  

At KU, she was a four-year starter at third base and was named the team captain as a senior. She was named all-Big 12 in 2012. She also led the Jayhawks to a pair of NCAA Tournaments.

She also was a member of the Mexican National Team in 2015-16.

Naudin has a bachelor's of education degree in sports management from Kansas and a master's of business administration from Harding.

She is the fourth head coach in HSU's softball history.



Head Coach Fontbonne University

In her first season at the helm, Cromwell led the Griffins to a 13-win season and a No. 3 seed in the SLIAC Tournament, making it 10 straight seasons the Griffins have appeared in the tournament. She guided three players to the SLIAC All-Conference First Team, two were placed on the Second Team and two more on the Third Team. Alleigh Kruse was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.

Cromwell's time at Fontbonne will be her first stint at the helm of any collegiate program and the first in NCAA Division III. She has had great success at the Division I level as both a student-athlete and assistant coach. Cromwell comes to Fontbonne from Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne where she spent two years as a graduate assistant before earning her Master's Degree this spring. Cromwell was in charge of the defensive efforts at IPFW and her duties also included strength and conditioning, recruiting, community service and team building. To add to her resume, she has also coached a plethera of instructional camps and clinics in various regions for girls ages 10 & up. 

Prior to IPFW, Cromwell began her collegiate career at a junior college (Weatherford College) in Texas where she earned all-region and all-conference honors before transferring to Lamar University. At Lamar she was named third-team All-Southland in 2015, voted Golden Glove in 2013 and team MVP her junior and senior seasons. Cromwell was also given the team's Clutch Award and Offensive Player of the Year honor while garnering All-Southland Academic Honor Roll accolades.