FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas softball head coach Jamie Pinkerton has been chosen for the 2009 Women’s National Team coaching pool, it was announced by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) and USA Softball. Pinkerton is in his fifth season at the helm of the Razorback softball program and is one of 14 coaches selected for National Team responsibilities.“It is a great honor and privilege to be selected as part of the U.S. Softball National Team coaching pool,” Pinkerton said. “This has been a career-long dream of mine. I look forward to being able to represent the United States and work alongside the other great coaches chosen by the ASA and USA Softball.”Pinkerton coached the Razorback softball team to a 37-29 record and an appearance in the Norman Regional of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He also won his 100th game as the Arkansas head coach last season in a 9-1 victory over Missouri State on April 29. Pinkerton is one of three Southeastern Conference head coaches chosen to the 14-person staff. Jay Miller (Mississippi State) and Patrick Murphy (Alabama) were also selected.The National Team coaching pool is selected for the 2009-12 quadrennium and are responsible for the training and preparation of the Women’s National team program. The team’s head coach selection will be made and announced at a later date.
2009 Women’s National Team Coaching PoolSuzy Brazney (Buena Park, Calif. – Head Coach at Golden West College)Chuck D’Arcy (Sacramento, Calif.)Kate Drohan (Chicago, Ill. – Head Coach at Northwestern University)Gordon Eakin (Sandy, Utah – Head Coach at Brigham Young University)Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla. – Head Coach at University of South Florida)Stacy Iveson (Prescott Valley, Ariz. – Head Coach at Yavapai College)Karen Johns (Whippany, N.J.) Barbara Jordan (Northridge, Calif. – Head Coach at California State University, Northridge)Michael Larabee (Bellbrook, Ohio – Head Coach at Wright State University)Jay Miller (Starkville, Miss. – Head Coach at Mississippi State University)Patrick Murphy (Northport, Ala. – Head Coach at University of Alabama)Jamie Pinkerton (Fayetteville, Ark. – Head Coach at University of Arkansas)Shawn Rychcik (North Andover, Mass. – Head Coach at Boston University)Scott Whitlock (Marietta, Ga. – Head Coach at Kennesaw State University)