Fox Fills Out Coaching Staff|
Aug. 31, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - New UNLV Softball head coach Kristie Fox has completed her coaching staff with the hiring of first assistant Andrew Jarvis and pitching coach Tina Andreana.
"I am very fortunate to announce the addition of two staff members that have shown great excitement for the future of UNLV Softball," said Fox. "They both come from strong playing and coaching backgrounds that will help with our player development, team culture, and recruiting. Andy will take a strong role with the hitters and recruitment of future Rebels and Tina will primarily be working with our pitching staff."
Jarvis follows Fox from the University of Texas-Arlington, where he served as Fox's assistant from 2013-16 before being promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2017 season. Together, Fox and Jarvis led the Mavericks to five consecutive conference tournament appearances and most recently their first postseason berth since 2003 as the team played in the National Invitational Softball Championship after a 32-win campaign last season. The 2017 season was also one of the best offensively in program history, with Jarvis helping the Mavericks set marks for runs scored, hits, and RBI, while posting the second-highest batting average all-time.
The Renton, Washington native played baseball at Oregon State, where he was a four-year starter and three-time All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection. Jarvis remains in seven Oregon State all-time career top-10 record books and still owns the Beavers' single-game home run record (3, vs. Washington State - 2001), the career RBI and total bases record and is tied for the career home run mark. After playing professionally at the minor league level for two seasons, Jarvis spent five seasons as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Texas Tech, working with his former college coach Dan Spencer, who was the Red Raiders' associate head coach. During his time at TTU, the Red Raiders won 140 games, including 36 over ranked opponents, and saw 28 players selected in the Major League Draft.
Originally from Oakville, Ontario, Andreana joins Fox's staff after spending the 2017 season as the pitching coach for the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Prior to her stint in at UND, Andreana was a graduate assistant and pitching coach for Black Hills State for two seasons, which saw the Yellow Jackets earn their highest win total since moving up to Division II and the team's overall ERA reduced. Andreana was a three-year starting pitcher for Oregon State Softball from 2011-13, where she helped the Beavers to back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances in 2012 and 2013 in addition to earning a Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection in 2011. She also played for the Canadian Senior National Team and earned a bronze medal at the 2010 World Championships.
The Rebels start fall practice next week.