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.