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.
Former SHC shortstop Shea McDaniel (neé Blanchard) rejoined the SHC program as assistant coach in January 2018. Originally hailing from Breaux Bridge, La., and a 2011 graduate of Teurlings Catholic High School, McDaniel was a four-year starter for the Badgers form 2012-15 and played on the Badgers’ 2013 NAIA National Runner-Up team. She holds SHC season records for at-bats (233 in 2013) and fewest infield errors (0 in 2013) while also appearing on numerous of the school’s Top 10 career and season records lists.
McDaniel earned a degree in Communication Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from SHC and served as a softball graduate assistant coach in 2016. She resides in Saraland with her husband, Bryson McDaniel and daughter Ada Gray McDaniel.