Our Coaches

Our 2011 Team

Andrea Howard

Head Coach

Andrea has coached youth sports including baseball and softball for 11 years with a focus on “the total athlete”. “Team sports teaches kids how to be part of something bigger than themselves, how to sacrifice for the greater good of the team, how to deal with failure and how to set and accomplish goals through hard work. These are ideals that I feel passionate about and get me excited to help provide a differentiated travel softball experience for our young ladies”.

After forming the team in the fall of 2022, South Charlotte United had a winning inaugural season in both its “10u and 12u teams” (2012 and 2011 birth years) and has worked hard to move up in rank with a goal to face more difficult competition each year.

Andrea (Coach A) graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998. She played as the starting shortstop for all 4 years that she was there. Today she is on the board of the Charlotte Athletic Foundation where she has served for 5 years with a passion towards raising money for woman’s athletics.

In addition to coaching, Andrea is a full time Commercial Real Estate Broker with a private company called NorthMarq. She and her team are responsible for advising their clients on the sale and capitalization of Multifamily assets in both North and South Carolina. Andrea was just recently named the Southeast Regional Managing Director for NorthMarq.

Lindsay Young

Lindsay grew up in Charlotte, and brings 7 years of coaching experience to the team. She played travel softball for eight years as a catcher and short stop, largely for teams based out of the Charlotte Mecklenburg area and Durham, NC. Given her familiarity with the area, she has served the SCU 12U team as the primary organizer and scheduler for practices and tournaments.

Off the field, Lindsay is a physician and works at Novant Health as a pediatric hospitalist, caring for children requiring hospitalization. She also serves as an educator of medical students and resident physicians, and brings that dedication for teaching to the game of softball with SCU.

With regards to her years behind the plate, Lindsay explains that “softball taught me perseverance, allowed me to develop leadership skills, and showed me how to contribute to a team. My goal is that these young ladies can have a similar experience, and grow and mature as they work together.”


Laura Playford

Laura has coached youth softball for 5 years. She is originally from AZ / NV where she played softball for 13 years including 5 years of travel ball. Her main positions were Catcher and 3rd base. Laura is now a Sr. Mortgage Underwriter with a Top 5 Nationwide Homebuilder.

During games, Laura is a female presence in the dugout for the girls, while maintaining Game Changer scores, schedule and stats on the side.

“Softball helped me understand what it is to be a team player; How to win and lose, always with grace; How to overcome challenges and push myself to be a better player. The hard work and determination that I put into playing softball has helped me become a better person in my professional life. Softball should always be about working hard and having fun! LET’S GO UNITED!!”


Josh Hall  

Josh grew up outside of Winston-Salem and brings 10 years of coaching experience in softball, baseball
and basketball. He has played travel baseball for 4 years as a pitcher and centerfielder. He played Club
Baseball at UNC-Chapel Hill for 4 years. He has served the SCU 12U team as hitting coach and 1 st base
Josh is continuing to serve the Charlotte community in his day-to-day function as a Commercial Banking
Officer where he has over 20 years of experience.
“As a competitor growing up, playing sports has helped shape who I have become as an individual and
how to contribute my best to a team. The leadership skills that I developed were absolutely a direct
correlation to those coaches/mentors from my youth and high school. My goal is to give these players
those skills to not only play softball at a very high level, but to develop those life skills for well beyond
the game.”

Chris Compton 

Growing up playing team and individual sports his entire youth and young adult live, it felt natural to be part of providing the same opportunity for the next generation as a coach. Chris has coached youth softball for 14 seasons over 7 years. Chris’ primary focus with our team is as our pitching coach.

As a long-time rec ball coach before transitioning to travel ball, Chris has a passion for player development. “Life on the field has many important parallels to life off the field. Bringing your best attitude and effort is the first important key to success in both situations.” 

In both his volunteer and professional work, Chris enjoys working with motivated individuals to accomplish their goals both individually and as part of a team. “That I have the privilege to be part of helping these young ladies, through the game of softball, to take pride in hard work, thrive through adversity, and understand that success comes in many different forms, is something I’m very thankful for.” “An amazing part of this experience are the lessons I also get to learn from the great players and coaches I work with, giving me the opportunity to continually improve myself”.

When not coaching softball, Chris is a banking professional leading a Business Strategy and Execution team, and a long-time volunteer for BSA Scouting. 

Our 2012 Team

Annie Rominger

Head Coach

Annie has been coaching youth softball intermittently over the last 20 years, with increased involvement after moving to Charlotte 3 years ago. She is originally from Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 2002. Annie was a pitcher during her youth, including part of her time at the University of Florida for the Gator softball team.  

After college, Annie went on to complete her medical degree and subsequent training. Currently, she is a pediatric emergency physician at Levine Children’s Hospital/Carolinas Medical Center. She has an active role in education and mentorship of medical students and trainees at the hospital. 

Lacy LaVasseur

Growing up in Southern California, Lacy had the opportunity to play for one of the premiere travel teams in the country, and represent Team USA on the Jr. National Team in 1998. She went on to play at Michigan State where she was a 4-year starting catcher for the Spartans. Lacy is using her experience to help teach sound fundamental softball to a young group of talented players, focusing on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the game. 

Outside of softball, Lacy has worked as a marketing professional for 20 years, specifically in local news. She is currently the Brand Manager for WSOC-TV in Charlotte.

Reed Eastley

Reed has coached youth sports including baseball and softball for 10+ years.  Prior to joining South Charlotte United Reed coached in the Steele Creeke Athletic Association, following 7 years of coaching travel baseball in south Charlotte.

As a player Reed played 4 years of Division 1 baseball at Niagara University, and was named 1st team Academic All-American in his Junior year as a shortstop.  Following his collegiate career he was drafted in the 13th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft and played 3 seasons in the Seattle Mariners organization.  His professional career included stops throughout the Midwest, Northwest, California, winter ball in Hawaii and he helped Team Canada baseball qualify for the 2008 Olympics through his participation in the America’s Qualification tournament in Cuba. 

Outside of softball coaching Reed works in Corporate Finance leading Mergers and Acquisitions for LPL Financial.