FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jamie Pinkerton has resigned his position as head coach of the University of Arkansas Razorback softball team to pursue other opportunities it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Thursday.
"I have been privileged to be a part of the Arkansas softball program for five seasons," Pinkerton said. "I am grateful to those that gave me this tremendous opportunity including Chancellor Dave Gearhart, former Chancellor John White, Athletic Director Jeff Long andExecutive Associate Athletic Director Bev Lewis. I believe that thanks to the hard work of our coaches and our student-athletes, Razorback softball has progressed on and off the field in our tenure. I appreciate all of those that have made that possible.
"At this point in my career, I feel it is time to pursue other opportunities. I wish Arkansas softball well in the future and will always consider it an honor to have been a part of the Razorback program."
Pinkerton recently completed his fifth season at Arkansas. The Razorbacks compiled a 130-179 record in his five seasons. Arkansas finished 27-29 this season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second-consecutive season. The Razorbacks also competed in the SEC Tournament this season.
"We appreciate the contributions that Coach Pinkerton made to our softball program" Long said. "We wish Jamie the best in his future endeavors on and off the field. As we move forward, we remain committed to the competitive success of our softball program both in the Southeastern Conference and nationally. We have made a substantial investment in the growth of our softball program including the recent construction of Bogle Park. I am optimistic that with our commitment we will continue to move forward successfully toward our goals."
Long announced that the search for Pinkerton’s replacement will begin immediately.