Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tina Whitlock Joins British National Team Coaching Staff

Tina Whitlock (nee Plew), a former all-American player and assistant coach at South Carolina, has been named the new pitching coach for the Great Britain national team's competition this summer.

Whitlock, second from left, with teammates in a recent reunion
of the 1997 SEC champion Gamecocks.
Whitlock most recently served as the volunteer assistant coach at South Carolina. Prior to that, she was a head coach at the Division II level in Greenwood, South Carolina and Syracuse, New York. She led the Syracuse-based Le Moyne to the first-ever NCAA tournament experience in school history in 2009.

A former Gamecock player, Whitlock was a two-time all-American during her collegiate career, earning the honor in 1995 and 1997. Her name even still sits atop the record books in several career statistical categories in the program's laurels. Following her collegiate career, Whitlock spent time as a member of the US National Team, as well as in the Women's Professional Softball League, the predecessor to what is now the NPF.

Whitlock's coaching career also includes stops at USC-Upstate, Chattanooga, and Mercer, in addition to several years at the high school ranks.

Members of the British National Team have included players such as Louisville alum Alicja Wolny and Columbus State utility player and outfielder Keeli Waugh.

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