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Mitch Smith named assistant softball coach

NEWBERRY – Newberry College head softball coach Ciria Triplett has announced the hiring of Mitch Smith as the Wolves’ assistant coach.

Smith comes to Newberry after serving as the head softball coach at Aiken Technical College from 2010-2013 following stints as the head coach at USC Salkehatchie and as an assistant at Louisburg College and USC Aiken.

“We’re extremely excited and lucky to have someone with the experience Mitch has on staff,” said Triplett. “The knowledge that Mitch brings will only help push our program forward.”

At Aiken Tech, Smith led his squad to the 2012 Region X Conference Tournament championship in the teams’ first year of postseason eligibility. The 2012 Aiken Tech squad also made an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. In his time at Aiken Tech, Smith coached 12 all-region players, including the 2013 pitcher and player of the year.

Prior to joining Aiken Tech, Smith built the women’s softball program from the ground up at USC Salkehatchie. At USC Salkehatchie, Smith coached seven all-region selections. Smith served as the assistant coach at Louisburg College for a season before moving on to USC Salkehatchie.

As a student at USC Aiken, Smith volunteered as a student assistant coach. A 2004 graduate of USC Aiken, Smith earned his degree in Communications.

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