Former Lady Raider Softball Player/Coach Tabbed to Lead Franklin County

New Franklin County softball coaches Shawn DiGianfelice of Pelham(left) and Judith St. Clair of Manchester(right)

New Franklin County softball coaches Shawn DiGianfelice of Pelham(left) and Judith St. Clair of Manchester(right)

Coffee County Central High School softball alumnus and former assistant softball coach Judith St. Clair has accepted the head softball coaching position at Franklin County High School effective immediately. St. Clair was introduced to the Franklin County team and parents on Monday night in Winchester. St Clair, who was a member of the 1999 and 2000 Lady Raider teams that advanced to the state tournament, has been an assistant softball coach under Terry Floyd at CHS for the last 2 seasons. She has yet to finalize her coaching staff, but she will be joined by former Grundy County and Shelbyville Central coach Shawn DeGianfelice.
After graduating CHS in 2000, St.Clair enrolled at East Tennessee State University where she earned a scholarship to play softball for her freshman season. After her freshman year, St. Clair transferred to Tusculum College in Greenville, TN where she played 3 seasons and earned All Conference honors. St.Clair attended law school and was admitted to the bar in Florida. After returning to Tennessee, St.Clair was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association by the Tennessee Supreme Court. St.Clair will will teach Criminal Justice at Franklin County High School.
When contacted by Thunder Radio, St.Clair wished to thank her 2 biggest coaching influences, Jeff Breeden and Terry Floyd. “I feel very appreciative for their support and encouragement through this process” said St.Clair. “I feel a responsibility to pass on the coaching lessons and life lessons that each of those men have taught me.” St.Clair went on to say that she wants to build teamwork with her new team and “teamwork starts today.” St.Clair has scheduled tryouts over the next two weeks as she tries to get a feel for her young team.