Aug. 29, 2001
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech head softball coach Kate Madden announced the hiring of Ehren Earleywine as the team’s assistant coach.
He will serve as the Yellow Jackets’ hitting and infield coach, as well as the squad’s first base coach.
“What I liked about him was the fact that he has played fast-pitch softball for so long – and at a high level,” Madden said. “He has experienced all facets of the game. He will help provide a lot of discipline to our team.”
Earleywine joins the Yellow Jackets after spending the 1999-00 season as the head assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. As hitting coach, he led the Islanders to a .322 team batting average. Earleywine also served as the squad’s infield and third base coach.
Prior to his stint at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Earleywine spent three years at the helm of the baseball program at Westminster College, his alma mater. He posted a record of 65-44 as head coach, including a 50-24 mark against other non-scholarship Division III opponents. At age 25, he was the nation’s youngest collegiate head coach during the 1997 season. Earleywine was an assistant at Westminster from 1994-96.
A two-time all-conference selection in baseball while a player at Westminster, Earleywine has also excelled in men’s major fast-pitch softball. He is a six-time All-American and was a 1999 All-World selection by the International Softball Congress. Earleywine was also a member of Team USA in 1998 and ’99.
Earleywine graduated from Westminster with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in May 1994.
“We have a great opportunity here at Georgia Tech to build a successful softball program,” Earleywine said. “The coaching staff, players and administration are all committed to winning, and we feel this year will be a breakout year for this team.”