2021 SUMMER SOFTBALL CAMPS AND SHOWCASES
Campers will learn the fundamentals necessary to become better players and will be introduced to new skills that will help take their game to the next level. Campers will be instructed in all areas of the game including hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, defense and base running. Campers will experience:
- Basic fundamentals
- Constructive feedback
- Quality one-on-one & group instruction
- Live game situations
Spring Hill College, an NCAA DII institution, would like to invite high school athletes to take part in the summer showcase. During this showcase, athletes will be exposed to college level practice and competition. Athletes will be evaluated in all areas of the game that apply, including: hitting, bunting, fielding, pitching, defense and base running.
Athletes will be coached by members of the SHC Coaching staff and collegiate student-athletes including:
SOFTBALL COACHING STAFF
Steve Kittrell was named the interim head coach of the Badgers softball program on December 4, 2017. Kittrell built a career record of 1052–644–1 (.620) in 25 seasons as the head baseball coach at the University of South Alabama (USA) from 1984 to 2011 following one season as the Badger head baseball coach in 1983.
Kittrell began his coaching career as the head baseball coach at Niceville (Fla.) High School where he posted a 35–15 record in two seasons. From 1976 to 1978, he served as the head baseball coach at University Military School (UMS) in Mobile where he went 95–34. Kittrell coached at Enterprise (Ala.) State Junior College from 1979 to 1980 with a record of 52–30 before taking the reins of the Spring Hill baseball team for one season in 1983, posting a 33–19 record.
Kittrell played baseball at USA and later played one season in the Boston Red Sox organization, reaching Class-A Winter Haven.
On February 23, 2009, Kittrell became only the 50th coach in NCAA baseball history to reach the 1,000-win plateau and he led the Jaguars to 18 NCAA tournament appearances, including 10 Sun Belt Conference championships.
A member of the USA Athletic Hall of Fame, Kittrell announced his retirement from the Jaguars program on June 25, 2010 effective after the 2011 season.
Hanna Lythberg joined the Badger staff as pitching coach in January 2021 following two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla. Her staff accumulated 180 strikeouts in 2019, the most in program history.
Prior to her years at Keiser, Lythberg spent two years teaching first grade while working with various travel softball teams around the Chicago-land area. She also assisted at Harper College (IL) while providing private coaching and team lessons.
Lythberg started her collegiate career at Valdosta State University in Georgia before transferring to Winona State University in Minnesota for three seasons. In her freshman debut, Lythberg pitched Valdosta State to the NCAA Division II World series in 2013, was nominated the 2013 GSC tournament MVP, and was named First-Team All-Conference and All-Region. In her time at Winona State, she earned numerous awards including; NSIC Newcomer of the Year, two-time NSIC Daktronics Award Winner, and was a three-time All-Region and All-Conference pitcher. In the circle at WSU, she posted a 78-28 record with 496 strikeouts, 83 complete games, 18 shutouts, and two no-hitters.
A native of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Lythberg graduated cum laude from Winona State with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. At Keiser, she earned a Master’s degree summa cum laude in Organizational Leadership. Lythberg now resides in Mobile, AL.