Ryan Phillips, Head Softball Coach
Ryan Phillips enters his eighth season as the head coach for the Labette Community College softball program after a two year stint as the assistant baseball coach at Labette. Phillips, a Native of Neosho, MO., attended Neosho High School where he earned an All-Conference selections in numerous sports. He played two years at Labette as a starting pitcher and finished his career at Shorter University in Rome, GA. Phillips was nominated to the Jayhawk East All-Star team in 2001. Labette softball has made immense strides in the seven year stint under coach Phillips, with the last four season being the best records in the Labette softball programs history; with a 147-83 record along with a 2011 KJCCC Conference Championship, a NJCAA Region VI District D Championship, and the schools first ever appearance at the NJCAA National Championship in 2011. Under Coach Phillips the Labette Lady Cardinal softball team has had 1 All-American, 50 All-Conference/All-Region players, 25 Academic All-Americans, 14 Distinguished Academic All-Americans, and 4 Team Academic All-American Honors. "These young ladies come to Labette not only to play softball but to ensure they receive a good education, and our coaching staff will make sure that each of our young ladies will be positive contributors to society by being respectful and have a great work ethic. This includes in the classroom, in society, and on the field."
Coach Phillips earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University in 2005. Coach Phillips resides in Parsons with his wife, Leigh Ann and their three children, Brady (11), Zavier (8) and Jayleigh (3).
Kae Lani Bryan, Assistant Coach
Office Phone: (620) 421-6700 Ext. 1019 | Cell Phone: 918-961-1283
Coach K begins her fourth season as the Lady Cardinal Assistant Softball Coach. She works mainly with middle infielders, catchers, offensive strategies and techniques, and recruiting. During her time at LCC she has helped the Lady Cardinals to an overall record of 113-49 and has coached 20 All-KJCCC/All-Region players, and four NFCA All-Americans.
Bryan played collegiately at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, OK) where she helped lead the Lady Norse to two consecutive appearances at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament, including a fourth place finish in 2007. In the same season NEO set a school record with 29 consecutive wins, finishing with an overall record of 53-8. Bryan finished her career with a record of 87-21.
As a prep she played for Picher High School (2006’) where she earned numerous All-Conference honors in basketball and softball. On the field she was named the Most Valuable Player of the Lucky 7 Conference as well as a selection to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team as a senior.
A native of Picher, Oklahoma Kae Lani is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at Pittsburg State University with expectations to graduate in the spring of 2016. She is the daughter of Dale and Debbie Bryan and resides in Parsons.