Lady Mountaineer Softball Coaching Staff
Andy Mace - Head Coach
Andy Mace is beginning his 48th year of coaching and his 16th at the helm of the Lady Mountaineer Softball team. Mace has an overall coaching record in college softball of 599-395 and reached the milestone mark of 500 wins in the spring of 2009. Coach Mace has guided the Lady Mountaineer softball program to four Region II Championships and four NJCAA national tournament berths, finishing as high as 5th out of 16 teams who qualified, twice: 1997 (39-13 record) 1998 (46-5 record) 2005 (48-22 record) 2006 (63-10 record) The 63-10 team won more games than any college softball OR baseball team in America in 2006.
Coach Mace's motto in recruiting softball players to Eastern is this: "We are always looking for quality humans, top students, and impact players to come to Eastern and represent our program and institution."
In the 15 years Coach Mace has led the Lady Mountaineer softball program, Eastern has accumulated 27 NJCAA All-Americans or NJCAA Academic All-Americans. Numerous players yearly, after graduating from Eastern, attend NAIA and NCAA Universities, on softball scholarships.
Coach Mace's overall record as a high school varsity head coach in softball, girls and boys basketball, baseball, and a college head coach in softball and women's basketball and baseball is now 1455-832, for 47 total years, 33 at Eastern.
Coach Mace received his Master's of Teaching Degree at Northeastern Oklahoma State University after undergraduate work at the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University where at TU he participated in track, baseball and freshman basketball. Andy Mace is a graduate of Tulsa East Central High School. Andy and his wife, Georganna, have four grown children who live in the immediate area.
Kendra White - Assistant Coach
Kendra White is a former Van Buren High School Arkansas All-State softball player. Coming out of high school, Kendra was considered one of the top six softball seniors in the state of Arkansas. Kendra is the former record holder for home runs, for a single season, with 18 at Eastern, which she hit in her freshman year. Kendra played third base and catcher for Coach Mace in her two years with the Lady Mountaineer softball program. Kendra graduated from Eastern in May of 2009 with an Associate of Science degree in Agriculture.
Kendra was highly recruited after Eastern and chose Arkansas/Monticello to attend and play softball her final two years. She graduated from Arkansas/Monticello in May 2011. While at UAM she played on two conference champion softball teams which both went deep into the NCAA Div. II playoffs each year.
Kendra is in her fourth season as the Eastern assistant softball coach.