Staff
Head Coach
Kathy Riley

Longwood softball head coach Kathy Riley is set for her 21st season at the helm of the Lancer softball program in the 2015-16 season, as well as her 23rd overall. Throughout her storied career, Riley has posted an overall record of 657-385-1 while notching a 578-318-1 since taking over the Lancer softball program prior to the 1998 season, including a winning record in 17 of her 18 seasons.

Throughout her tenure at Longwood, Riley has never posted a record below the .500 mark and has coached 18 20-win teams, 11 30-win teams and two squads that amassed 40+ wins. She has guided the Lancers to three Big South Championships in the four seasons Longwood has been a member of the league, including the 2013 Big South Championship and 2015 and 2016 regular season and tournament titles.

Since Longwood has joined the Big South in 2012-13, Riley has coached two NFCA All-Americans, Megan Baltzell and Brooke Short, and has seen four players named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region team. In addition, Short (2013) and Baltzell (2015) have each been named Big South Female Athlete of the Year during Riley’s tenure.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Riley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from East Carolina in 1981 after a transfer from Middle Tennessee State in 1979. She earned her Master of Education degree in physical education: psychology/sociology from North Texas State University in 1982.

Assistant Coach
Kayla Miller

Kayla Miller returns to the dugout in 2015 to begin her 15th year as an assistant coach with Longwood softball and 15th year overall at Longwood. Miller previously served as the assistant coach for seven seasons while working with the softball program for 12 years from 2000-2012. Most recently, Miller spent the past two years as the Game Operations and Event Manager for Longwood Athletics.

During her time on the diamond, Miller helped lead the Lancers to a 200-133 record over her seven years as an assistant. In each of those seven seasons, Longwood finished .500 or better, with six winning seasons. Miller was an instrumental part of leading the Lancers through the transitional days and into Division I competition.

While in her first stint with the softball program, Miller served as the travel coordinator for all team and recruiting travel. She also set workout and practice schedules and coordinated the team’s community outreach. Miller worked heavily with the pitching staff, a role she will once again fill in her return to the field.

Prior to her return to coaching, Miller served as the Game Operations and Event Manager for Longwood Athletics and planned special events such as the Student-Athlete Banquet, Hall of Fame Ceremony and more. She also served as the point of contact for all game day support staff and visiting teams. Miller provided instrumental leadership and coordination to the Lancer Club Open, the signature golf tournament for Longwood Athletics.

A native of Houston, Texas, Miller earned her bachelor of science degree in liberal studies and her teaching licensure with an endorsement in elementary education from Longwood in 2007.

There will be previous and current Longwood players working the camp as well.