Whitney DavisShowalter

  • Whitney
  • Davis Showalter

  • Director of Operations
    Softball

Former Hokie standout player and volunteer assistant coach Whitney Davis Showalter is in her third season on the staff as the Director of Softball Operations.

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E-Mail: whitd@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7240
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Personal
Born: July 26, 1988 - Bluefield, West Virginia
Hometown: Tazewell, Virginia

Education
High School: Tazewell (2006)
College: Virginia Tech (2011)
Post-Graduate: Virginia Tech (2013)

Former Hokie standout Whitney Davis Showalter is currently in her third season on the Virginia Tech softball coaching staff as the Director of Softball Operations. Showalter plays a key role in all phases of the Virginia Tech softball program as she serves as she leads the coaching staff in multiple areas including donor relations, alumnae relations, camp coordination, recruiting visits, team travel and equipment. She is also the liaison between the program and the marketing and strategic communications departments.

Showalter has been instrumental in the creation and direction of large-scale events such as alumni weekends, meet and greets and the annual Leadoff Banquet with donors. Another event developed by Showalter is the program’s annual Hit-A-Thon, a home run derby style service project that serves as a team fundraiser and a community engagement event.

She plans all aspects of team travel from hotels, flights and buses as well as team meals and per diem. Showalter also serves as the financial manager for the program in respects to team budget for travel, recruiting and apparel. In 2016, Showalter spearheaded a partnership between TeamWorks, a communications and operations database, and the Hokie softball program. As the marketing liaison, she works with the marketing department to successfully plan promotions for all home games at Tech Softball Park. She also runs yearly postgame clinic that has seen almost 400 kids over three years. Showalter also played a vital role in hosting the 2015 ACC Softball Tournament at Tech Softball Park.

Off the field, Showalter was re-elected for a second term as the softball representative in the Virginia Tech Monogram Club. The Monogram Club is an exclusive 21-person board made up of former Virginia Tech student-athletes that seeks to honor and engage former and current letterwinners through networking and fellowship events, in order to celebrate the traditions and promote the value of the Virginia Tech student-athlete experience.

Showalter is also the director of a youth travel organization based out of Blacksburg called the NRV Diamonds, a position she’s held since November 2015. The NRV Diamonds works towards teaching kids in Southwest Virginia the proper fundamentals of the game at multiple levels while also providing guidance in the college recruitment process in an effort to help them earn scholarships and further their education.

Showalter has plenty of ties to the softball program as both a former player and coach. In two seasons as the volunteer assistant coach, she helped pave the way for successful 2012 and 2013 campaigns, ones that saw the Hokies reach the NCAA Regional finals both times. Both years she was on the staff, the coaching staff earned NFCA Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

A native of Tazewell, Virginia., Showalter batted .318 in her final season and started 189 games for her career. She also had 24 doubles and had 49 RBIs. She committed just two errors in 122 chances and had 10 outfield assists for her career.

Showalter graduated in 2011 with a degree in psychology from Virginia Tech and completed her Master's in education, curriculum and instruction in 2013. She was previously employed at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and also spent time in the broadcast booth, calling several Virginia Tech games for ESPN3, as well as the entire 2014 NCAA Division II National Tournament for NCAA.com.

Showalter resides in Blacksburg with her husband, David.