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Eastern promotes White to head softball coach and adds assistant coaches to staff

8/25/2015

WILBURTON (Aug. 26, 2015) – Eastern Oklahoma State College has named former assistant coach and Eastern alumna Kendra White as the new head softball coach. White takes over for longtime coach Andy Mace who retired this year after 34 years at Eastern.

White says she learned a lot while working alongside Mace for four years. She is proud that she and her coaching staff have recruited 22 players for the upcoming season.

“I am most excited about recruiting players and watching them develop,” White said. “I would like to thank the college for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

During her time at Eastern, White played third base and catcher. She is the former record holder for home runs in a single season with 18. She graduated from Eastern in 2009 and went on to play softball and earn her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She is on track to earn her master’s degree in sports administration in December from East Central University.

Eastern also added assistant coaches for softball and the women’s basketball program this year.

Sarah Lankford of Mesquite, Texas will serve as the assistant softball coach. At Grayson County College, Lankford earned All-Conference and second team All-American honors in 2006. She then transferred to Henderson State University and received first team All-Conference and Offensive Player of the Year honors. Lankford previously served as an assistant coach at both Henderson and Grayson College.

Keturah Spotwood has joined the women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach after serving two years as an assistant coach at Kilgore College. Originally from Tulsa, Spotwood earned a bachelor’s degree from Graceland University in 2010. She played basketball at both Kilgore and Graceland, where she was named the 2008 Newcomer of the Year. Spotwood is currently working on a master’s degree in kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University.

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