Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Chris & Casey Flanagan
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 and Texas Tech University, is a BSN-RN at a large hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Softball Recruiting Coordinator
Brooke is currently a Pitching Coach for Texas Wesleyan & Softball Instructor, and she pitched against 2008 Olympic Softball Team (June 2008).
Other accolades include:
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)
She's best known for playing for the Arizona Wildcats (1993–1997, winning three National Championships) and earning gold medals at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. She is a USA Softball Hall of Fame honoree.
Softball Coach & Assistant Coach for Mexico's National Team
Adriana Perez was one of the top hitters in Texas Tech history and played for Team Mexico for six years!
She hit .351 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI during her inaugural season alone where she helped lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA Seattle Regional. Her performance at the plate earned Perez first team NFCA All-Region honors as well as All-Big 12 second team accolades.
Perez still ranks among the Texas Tech single-season and career leaders in several offensive categories. Her 29 career home runs are the third most currently in program history while her 105 RBI and .315 average stand eighth and ninth overall.
Adriana is currently the Assistant Coach for Mexico's National Team and she also coached at Lubbock Christian University for 3 years.
Shannon Gower is the longest tenured coach in Texas Wesleyan Softball history, entering her 16th season in 2020. In 2009, Gower became the winningest coach in program history, a record that now stands at 397. After 15 seasons, Gower holds an overall record of 397-368 (.519) leaving her just three wins shy of the 400 plateau. During her tenure, she has coached 54 All-Conference players, five Conference Players of the Year, 10 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and three All-Americans.
Shannon has recorded two conference championships (2010 and 2012) and made one appearance at the NAIA National Championship Opening Round (2012). In addition, her 2006 team cracked the NAIA record at the time with 66 home runs.
Last season (2019) was a record-breaking campaign that ended with a 26-27 overall record and a 19-15 mark that was good for fifth in the SAC standings. The team nearly snapped No. 1 USAO's NAIA record winning streak, falling in a doubleheader at Chickasha 4-1 and 1-0 in eight innings. Bailey Terry wrapped up an outstanding career by setting Texas Wesleyan's career home run (39) and RBI (201) records as well as single season records for RBI (72 in 2018), total bases (142 in 2018) and assists (139 in 2017).
Terry was named was named 1st-team All-SAC alongside Lacy Mann, while Taylor Sutton, Kylie Summers and Makenna Aycock were 2nd-team selections. Emilia Egel was named NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Chanin is currently leading 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 an MBA from Harding. She is the fourth head coach in HSU's softball history.
Head Coach at Tyler JC
Assistant Coach at Seminole State College
Taylor is in her ninth year as the Assistant Coach for North Central. In her previous nine years, she has assisted Coach Hedrick in 5 forty plus winning seasons with a record of 302-129.
Together, along with the girls they have recruited, they have claimed a Conference Championship, two Regional Championships, and two trips to the National Tournament for the Lady Lions!
Ashley Emmons is the Varsity Head Coach of Covenant Christian Academy Lady Cougars.
She is passionate about volleyball and is even more passionate about the importance of unity, accountability, and mental/physical toughness.
She loves to teach girls that fun and hard work go hand-in-hand, and her goal is to teach girls how to work together as a family and learn something new they can apply to their life skills.
Coach Emmons has nine years of experience coaching and played Volleyball at Dallas Baptist University.