Denise Prather

Head Coach 16U Orange
Phone: 217-620-9776
Email: dprather@lakeland.cc.il.us

A Mt. Zion native, Denise is the athletic trainer at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL. Denise came to Lake Land after assisting at Millikin University in Decatur where she helped bring the softball program its first conference title in 20 years and two conference tournament appearances. Over the last three seasons, Denise also coached the Mt. Zion Lady Braves, a competitive high school travel team.

In 2009, Denise graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She was a member of the Athletic Education Program and became a certified athletic trainer.

Denise was a member of the University of Illinois softball team for the 2005-2006 season. From 2006 to 2009, she was a member of the University of Illinois Club Softball Team where she helped lead her team to two national championships.

Denise graduated from Mt. Zion High School in 2005 and was named All-State First Team and All-America twice.