Angela Tincher, who concluded her phenomenal softball career at Virginia Tech in 2008 by helping lead the Hokies to their first appearance in the Women's College World Series and a No. 8 national ranking, joins the staff as a volunteer assistant coach. She will work with the pitching staff and will help out with various drills on the field, as well as help out in the office during the week.
As a senior, she hit the grand slam of national awards, winning the USA Softball National Player of the Year Award, the Honda Award for National Softball Player of the Year, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and was also named the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America of the Year for softball.
Tincher was one of five finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is given to the top female athlete in the NCAA, won the Mary Garber Award as the ACC's Female Athlete of the Year and was also one of three finalists for an ESPY as Female College Athlete of the Year.
The Eagle Rock, Va., native led the Hokies to an ACC title for the second year in a row, a Regional title, a Super Regional crown and to Oklahoma City for the WCWS. Tincher no-hit the U.S. Olympic Team in Tech's 1-0 victory, helping break the Red, White & Blue's 185-game exhibition winning streak. She was also the No. 3 overall draft pick of the National Pro Fastpitch League by the Akron Racers, marking the highest any Tech female has been drafted in a professional sport. She led the league in strikeouts her rookie season, earning All-NPF honors.
She led the nation in earned run average (ERA) for the second-consecutive year and also led the country in strikeouts as a senior. She finished her career with a 123-35 record, a 0.78 ERA and 2,149 strikeouts - the third most in NCAA history of softball at any level. She was a three-time All-American as well as a three-time Academic All-American and is the most-decorated female athlete in school history.