July 26, 2010
ATLANTA – Shaina Ervin has been named Georgia Tech Assistant Softball Coach, head coach Sharon Perkins announced Monday. She will be the pitching coach at Tech and also assist in all aspects of the program. Ervin, a four-year letterwinner at NC State from 2003-07, has served as pitching coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga the past two seasons.
A native of Huntersville, N.C., Ervin graduated from NC State with a bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in 2007 and is currently working on her Master’s at UTC in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
“We are excited to have Shaina join our staff,” said Perkins. “She was a successful collegiate pitcher and has become an excellent teacher. She will help us continue to build on the success that we have experienced here at Georgia Tech.”
In two seasons, the Lady Mocs compiled went 69-41 under Ervin’s guidance, winning consecutive Southern Conference regular season championships as well as the SoCon tournament title in 2009. Last season, UTC pitchers had a staff ERA of 1.97, 21st-best in the nation.
Ervin coached all-conference and all-region pitchers, while also assisting in all day-to-day aspects of the program. She helped to coordinate off season work-outs for the pitchers, assisted in team travel and developed scouting reports on opponents.
“I am thrilled at this opportunity to join the coaching staff at Georgia Tech,” said Ervin. “The vision of the softball program and the prioritized success of the student athlete fit perfectly with my vision as a coach. I am excited to return to the ACC and coach in the same conference I played in as an athlete. I want to thank Coach Sharon Perkins and the Georgia Tech Administration for giving me an opportunity of a lifetime. It truly is a dream come true to coach in the ACC at such a respected school.”
Prior to her tenure in Chattanooga, Ervin spent one season as an assistant coach at UNC-Greensboro where she was involved in all aspects of the program.
Ervin enjoyed a stellar career at NC State and was the first-ever recruit to verbally commit there. She helped build the program into an ACC power by leading them to the 2006 ACC Championship in only the program’s third year of existence.
Ervin, the 2006 ACC Tournament MVP, led the Wolfpack to their first-ever ACC title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. During her career, Ervin carried a 1.81 ERA in over 700 innings and she stands second in program history for wins (55), appearances (124), starts (105), complete games (72), shutouts (19) and strikeouts (704).
Ervin earned first team All-ACC honors in 2006 and was named to the NFCA All-Region second-team in 2005. As a junior, she went undefeated in conference action. In addition, during her freshman season, she tossed back-to-back no-hitters in appearances against Binghamton and Campbell.
She was also a standout in the classroom and was named to the ACC Honor Roll and NC State Dean’s List four times throughout her career. Ervin was also a 2004 NFCA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipient and she received an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship.