Joins Lady'Back Softball Staff
FAYETTEVILLE - Former University of Tulsa assistant
Tiffany Redding has joined the University of Arkansas softball staff,
Lady Razorback head coach Jamie Pinkerton announced.
"Tiffany brings four years of collegiate
coaching experience with two programs to this staff," said Pinkerton,
"The fact that I coached her in travel and college ball, she knows my
system and will be a great help in implementing it."
Redding coached the Golden Hurricanes for
the previous two seasons under Pinkerton.
not only brings a lot to Arkansas softball, but to the University and
community as well," Pinkerton added, "She is a wonderful person and
I think people will like her."
With the Lady'Backs, Redding assumes the
same duties she had at Tulsa including the infielders in addition to
serving as the first base coach. She also assists in the administrative
duties while acting as the recruiting coordinator and running the team's
camps and clinics.
"In recruiting, her dedication with a keen
eye for talent gives her the ability to see what the player can develop
into and she does a good job throughout the process," said Pinkerton.
Prior to returning to Tulsa, Redding was
a graduate assistant coach at the University of Virginia earning her
master's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology.
With the Cavaliers, she worked with the defense as Virginia finished
2001 with the most wins in school history and a 52-17 overall record.
Redding also served as the mental training coach for the team during
the 2002 season.
"One of her strengths is her master's degree
in psychology," said Pinkerton, "The mental aspects of her skills added
to our success at Tulsa and will be used here as well."
Redding was a four-year letterwinner at shortstop
for Tulsa before completing her bachelor's degree in psychology with
a minor in sociology in 2000. Redding had a notable career and is still
among Tulsa's all-time leaders in walks, assists, chances, runs, hits
and at-bats. She was named the Tulsa defensive player of the year in
1998 and 1999, and is one of only four TU players to record over 100
putouts and 100 assists in two consecutive seasons.
Redding also earned accolades in the classroom
at Tulsa as a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA)
Academic All-America Team in 1999 and the Western Athletic Conference
All-Academic team in 1999 and 2000.
A native Oklahoman, Redding attended Charles
Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla., and graduated with honors while
excelling in softball and basketball.
Redding is engaged to Kevin Pitts, the director
of football operations at Tulsa, and a member of NFCA.