Belmont hires new softball coach

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 2:27pm
Staff reports

Chris Kuhlmeyer, an assistant for the past three seasons at Wichita State, was named Belmont University’s softball coach on Friday.

Kuhlmeyer, 32, worked in recruiting at player development at Wichita State, which averaged better than 30 victories per season during his time on the staff. He also has been an assistant at Samford, Baylor and LSU.

His lone head coaching experience came in 2000 with a 16-and-under team, which competed in Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and National Softball Association (NSA) events.

Kuhlmeyer replaces Amy Tudor, who had the position for three seasons.

“We are excited to have Chris join our staff,” Mike Strickland, Belmont’s director of athletics, said in a release. “We feel his background and experience give him all the tools he needs to be a success at Belmont. We are confident he will take our softball program to new heights.”