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Brittany McKinney
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: North Carolina
Graduating Year: 2011
Experience: 2 Years
Brittany McKinney Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 09/06/2013
In McKinney's second season, the Spartans were 31-26 earning 30 wins for the second-straight season. They made the SoCon championship game after winning four-straight elimination games. Outfielder Tory Wright was named to the SoCon All-Tournament team. UNCG scored the second most runs (331), hits (483), average (.312) while breaking the school record for most RBI at 306 and tying the home run mark (57).

During her first season as an assistant coach at UNCG, the Spartans obtained their best overall record, 38-19, since the 2003 season. McKinney worked primarily with the outfielders helping three outfielders earn All-Southern Conference honors in Allison Geiner (second team, freshman team), Tatiana Alcala (second team) and Aisha Figueroa at second team utility.

McKinney guided Alcala to throw out six runners from the outfield and she set a new career high with a .984 fielding percentage. McKinney also helped UNCG reach the SoCon title game in her first year at the helm falling in extra innings to Georgia Southern. The Spartans scored the third most runs (290) and the fourth most hits (449) in school history.
 
McKinney came to UNCG following a one-year stint with NC State as an assistant.

In between coaching, McKinney has played two seasons with Carolina Diamonds and one season with expansion NJ/NY Comets of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. In 2011, McKinney posted solid numbers, leading the squad in batting average (.298) and RBI (11) as a rookie. In addition, she was one of two members of the team to be named to the NPF all-star squad.

Prior to her professional career, McKinney notched a successful college career at North Carolina, starting all four years at catcher and in the DH slot for the Tar Heels. As a sophomore in 2009, she earned second team All-ACC honors after earning a .305 batting average and throwing out 19 of 27 base stealers from behind the plate.

McKinney excelled in the classroom as well, earning a degree in communications and a minor in coaching in the spring of 2011. She was named to the All-ACC Softball Academic Team three times, and earned Dean's List recognition four semesters throughout her career. As a senior, McKinney received the prestigious UNC Athletic Director's scholar athlete award.
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