RANDOLPH COLLEGE SOFTBALL CAMPS

Coaches

 
 

Sara Flinn
Head Coach

Sara Flinn (née Fleming) was named head coach of the softball team in the summer of 2016.

Flinn comes to Randolph with great experience as a player and as a coach.  From 2015 to 2016, Flinn worked as an assistant with Division II University of West Alabama.  She helped with all aspects of the team, including recruiting, maintaining in-game statistics, keeping track of individuals’ academics, and team culture building to name a few.  Flinn's work with the academics helped the team achieve a team GPA of 3.23.

Prior to working with the DII school, Flinn spent the previous two seasons assisting Owens Community College in Ohio.  While she provided similar help with the Express, Flinn also helped hone the skills of the pitchers.  With her help, OCC won the 2012 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Championship.

Before Owens, Flinn worked as an assistant coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for three seasons.  Once again she worked with the pitchers, but also provided fundamental skill development for the hitters and outfielders.  During those threeyears, the Bulldogs saw great success.  MGCCC made the NJCAA Division II National Tournament during 2009 and 2010, while winning the Region 23 Championship in 2009.  In 2011, the Bulldogs won the MACJC South State Championship and finished as the runner-ups for the MACJC State Championship.

Along with the experience coaching at the collegiate level, Flinn has also worked with players of younger ages.  She assisted Springfield High School and was a coach with the Fast Wizards club program in Ohio.

Prior to her time in coaching, Flinn had a distinguished playing career inside the circle.  She spent her first two seasons in college at East Mississippi Community College.  During that time, she won All-State honors.  After finishing at EMCC, Flinn attended Division III institution Millsaps College.  Flinn earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honors and was twice named SCAC Pitcher of the Week.  Flinn capped off her accomplishments by being named an Academic All-American.

Flinn holds an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from EMCC, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millsaps, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University.  She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of the Rockies. She lives in Lynchburg with her wife Terah and daughter Alena.

Tony Campbell
Assistant Coach

Tony Campbell enters his ninth season as an assistant coach having joined the staff at Randolph College for the 2010 season. Campbell has over 25 years of experience coaching softball at various different levels of competition.

Campbell is no stranger to the Lynchburg area having served as the head coach at nearby Sweet Briar College for eight seasons. Campbell started the club program at Sweet Briar in 2001, turning it into an NCAA spot in 2003, and was the head coach there until 2008. Prior to his time at Sweet Briar, Campbell coached on the summer travel circuit for eight years with two different clubs. Campbell was the Scrappers, based out of Roanoke from 1999-2003.

Before his time with the Scrappers, Campbell was with the Blue Ridge Sudden Impact travel team, based out of Lynchburg, from 1996 to 1999. He also coached at Amherst County High School for seven seasons, and was a graduate of Amherst County where he was a standout on the baseball and football fields.

Kasdyn Cooper
Assistant Coach

Kasdyn Cooper is in her second season as an assistant softball coach.

Prior to joining the WildCats, Cooper worked with Liberty Christian Academy.  She served as an assistant coach with the private school in Lynchburg, VA.  Cooper helped plan and organize practice, working with players and providing instruction.  She also helped in terms of travel and scouting, devising strategies to take on opposing teams.  Cooper was also a big influence in off the field work.  She helped with academics, making sure student-athletes stayed eligible.

"We are excited to add Kasdyn to our coaching staff," said Coach Flinn.  "She has established leadership experience in multiple areas, and she brings an excellent balance to our staff.  Kasdyn is passionate and knowledgeable about the game and comes to Randolph highly recommended.  Her energy and attitude will go a long way in helping Randolph achieve our goals this year."

Miranda Carlisle
Assistant Coach

Miranda is in her first season as an assistant at Randolph. Prior to joining the WildCats, she was an assistant coach for Illusions 18UA team in St.Louis, Missouri for two years. She was a starting pitcher for that team for almost three years where she started 35-40 games a year and also played first base and in the outfield.

Carlisle was a pitcher at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri from 2014-2017. She graduated in May of 2017 and is currently pursuing her Masters in English Literature which she plans to obtain in May 2019.