NFCA report on coaching changes
APPALACHIAN STATE – Named former player McKenzie Phillips as assistant coach.
ARIZONA – Promoted former player and director of operations Alicia Hollowell to assistant coach.
CAL STATE FULLERTON – Promoted associate head coach Dee Dee Kingsbury to interim head coach.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE – Named former New Haven player and assistant coach Breanne Gleason to the same position.
FURMAN – Named former Fordham assistant coach Kyle Jamieson as head coach.
COLORADO MESA – Named former Arizona player and volunteer assistant coach Candace Abrams as head coach.
MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO – Extended the contract of head coach Lori Meyer through the 2016 season.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE – Named former Riverdale HS (TN) head coach Jeff Breeden to the same position.
MURRAY STATE – Named former assistant coach and DePaul player Kara Amundson as head coach.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE – Named former Boston U. head coach Shawn Rychcik to the same position.
NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON – Named former James Madison associate head coach Kristy Norton as head coach.
NORTH TEXAS – Named former Texas-Arllington assistant coach Rone Robinson to the same position.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE – Named former assistant baseball coach Rich Wagner as head coach.
PRESBYTERIAN – Named former Slippery Rock and Harvest Baptist HS (SC) head coach Vashion Johnson as assistant coach.
SETON HILL – Named former Shippensburg assistant coach Paul O’Brien as head coach.
TEXAS-ARLINGTON – Named former Texas Tech assistant coach and Arizona player Kristie Fox as head coach.
UNLV – Named former UCLA player and Oregon assistant coach Lisa Dodd as head coach.
ARKANSAS TECH – Named former Seminole State (OK) head coach Kristina McSweeny and assistant coach Charles Duval to the same positions.
BUCKNELL – Named former DePauw head coach Bonnie Skrenta to the same position.
FRESNO STATE – Named former Stanford associate head coach Trisha Ford as head coach.
HARDIN-SIMMONS – Named former player and Abilene Cooper HS (Texas) head coach Arin Spence-Salas to the same position.
IUPUI – Named former Northwestern volunteer assistant coach Amanda Rivera as head coach.
LA SALLE – Named former Saint Joseph’s assistant coach Ron Shoemaker as head coach.
LOS MEDANOS – Named former Diablo Valley assistant coach Tim Griffith as head coach.
MILWAUKEE ENGINEERING – Named former Pulaski HS (Wis.) head coach Marcus Wenzel to the same position.
NORTH ALABAMA – Named former Central Baptist head coach Jason Anderson to the same position.
OGLETHORPE – Named former Wittenberg head coach Becky Hall as director of athletics.
OHIO STATE – Named former Miami (Ohio) head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly to the same position.
PRINCETON – Named former Penn assistant coach Lisa Sweeny as head coach.
SETON HALL – Named former Adelphi head coach Paige Smith to the same position.
SINCLAIR CC – Named former Miamisburg HS (Ohio) volunteer coach Steve Beachler as the first head coach since 1991.
ST. AUGUSTINE’S – Named former Southern Durham HS (N.C.) head coach Bruce Cozart as assistant coach.
TEXAS A&M – Named former player and student assistant Rhi Kliesing as volunteer pitching coach.
UC RIVERSIDE – Named former Cal Poly associate head coach Linda Garza as head coach.
UNION (KY) – Named former Union (Tenn.) assistant coach Ashton Strode as head coach.
VERNON – Named former Houston Lamar HS (Texas) head coach Melvin Jenkins to the same position.
WHEATLAND SPIKES (IL) – Named former Fresno State head coach and NFCA Hall of Famer Margie Wright as director of player development.
YALE – Announced that head coach Barb Reinalda would serve in the position of associate head coach for the 2013 season and beyond.
YOUNG HARRIS – Named former Southern Connecticut State assistant coach Paul Raccio as head coach.