• Announced March 3, 2020, as head coach of XULA's softball program, which will make its intercollegiate debut in 2021
• First day at XULA was March 9, 2020
• Head coach for three seasons (2018-20) at Lane College, an NCAA Division II and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference member in Jackson, Tenn.
• Ballard's best season was in 2019 when the Dragons:
— Were 2-0 against SIAC regular-season champion Spring Hill — the Badgers' only blemishes on a 17-2 conference record in 2019
— Led the SIAC and ranked 11th in NCAA Division II with a .338 team batting average
— Ranked seventh in NCAA Division II in stolen bases per game
• 2012 graduate of Lane, where she pitched and was second-team All-SIAC her senior year
• She was named to the SIAC All-Academic team as a Lane senior
• Native of Nashville, Tenn.