Lucas Grider is entering his third season as the head coach with the Lady Plainsmen. He spent last year as the assistant coach and pitching coach at Frank Phillips Prior to Frank Coach Grider spent four years as the head softball coach of the Georgetown-Ridge Farm-Chrisman Cooperative, in Georgetown, Illinois. Before that Coach Grider spent two years as the first assistant coach and pitching coach at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. While at Louisburg Coach Grider's teams both qualified for the NJCAA Division 1 National Championship Tournament. Prior to that Coach Grider was the assistant coach at Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL. Prior to Danville Coach Grider was both a head coach and assistant coach for the Jamaica Thunder, an ASA Class A summer program. Coach Grider earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and his Graduate degree from Indiana State University.