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Redding joins softball staff

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Redding joins 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.
       “Tiffany 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.



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