June 3, 2014

Upstate Begins National Search for Pitching Coach

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Spartanburg, S.C. - Coming off its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a Division I era school record 46 wins, the USC Upstate softball team has begun its search to fill its vacancy for its pitching coach.

Upstate (46-9, 22-2 A-Sun) won the 2014 A-Sun regular season championship and became the first A-Sun school in the hsitory of the conference to earn at at-large berth to the NCAA Softball Tournament. The Spartans played in the Tuscaloosa Regional for the second straight year at national No. 2 seed Alabama.

Upstate had six A-Sun All-Conference selections in 2014, five first team honorees including the A-Sun Pitcher of the Year Anna Miller and A-Sun Freshman of the Year and pitcher Lexi Shubert. Miller was named a 1st Team Academic All-American and outfielder Shellie Robinson was named a 3rd Team All-American.

Upstate's pitching staff was strong throughout the year and was ranked No. 1 in the nation in ERA for two consecutive weeks at the end of the season before finishing fifth with a 1.55 ERA. The unit helped Upstate earn Top 25 rankings in both major national polls (USAToday/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball) in seven weeks throughout the season.

To apply for the assistant coach/pitching coach position at Upstate, please click on either of the two links at the top of the article to begin the application process. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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