Former North Carolina all-American and University of Redlands head coach Danielle Spaulding has accepted the pitching coach assistant's position at Long Beach State.
Spaulding had been head coach at Redlands, a Division III school, since accepting the interim position in 2013 and the full-time role a year later.
Prior to her tenure at Redlands, Spaulding served as an assistant coach at Texas A&M and enjoyed a stellar playing career that saw her earn three all-American honors at North Carolina. She was named the ACC Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and the conference's Pitcher of the Year in 2010.
Spaulding is the Beach's first new pitching coach since the early 2000s, replacing longtime assistant Stephanie Brown who departed the program after thirteen years.
In her tenure as head coach, Spaulding's Redlands program assembled a 76-52 record, including twenty-six victories and a staff ERA of 2.99 in '16.
The Niners' pitching staff posted a 2.87 ERA in 2016, amassing a 33-22 win-loss record and and opponent's batting average of .245.
Danielle is the older sister of UCLA star slugger Delaney Spaulding.