Spaulding named interim softball coach at University of Redlands

Danielle Spaulding was named the Interim Head Softball Coach at the University of Redlands, replacing Laurie Nevarez, who recently resigned to accept a similar position at Cal State San Marcos.

Spaulding served as the team’s graduate assistant last season, which included the program’s 10th overall Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Championships.

Prior to becoming a Bulldog, Spaulding garnered coaching experience at Texas A&M University during the 2011-12 school year where she worked as a volunteer pitching coach during its 41-18 campaign.

Spaulding began her coaching career as an undergraduate assistant coach at the University of North Carolina in 2010-11.

After playing softball for Etiwanda High School, Spaulding went on to an outstanding collegiate experience as a pitcher/first baseman at UNC, graduating in 2010.  She was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year following the 2008 and 2009 seasons and earned the ACC Pitcher of the Year award in 2010.

In addition to Spaulding, Leslie Whittemore helps to fill the void left by Nevarez iligibility and compliance.  Whittemore, who had worked as the head swimming coach and senior woman administrator, returns to the role of Redlands’ eligibility and NCAA compliance coordinator on a part-time basis.  She previously served in this capacity from 1998 to 2006.

Redlands will conduct a national search for head coach at the end of the school year.