Lady Mountaineer Softball Coaching Staff
Kendra Whisenhunt - Head Coach
Kendra Whisenhunt is in her first year as head coach, after serving four years as an assistant coach for the Lady Mountaineers. She 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.
Arianna Jones - Assistant Coach
Arianna Jones is in her first season as assistant coach for Eastern’s softball program.
A native of Sherman, Texas, Jones was named MVP and won the Golden Glove award before graduating high school in 2011. Upon graduation, Jones began her collegiate softball career at Eastern under the direction of former coach Andy Mace. She was named Eastern’s Player of the Year in 2013. Jones earned an associate degree in psychology in 2013.
Jones continued her education and softball career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. During her first year at Southeastern, Jones and her team won the Division II conference and claimed regional and super-regional championships. The wins qualified Southeastern to compete in the World Series, where the team finished in third place.
After her senior season in 2015, Jones was a student coach for Southeastern while finishing her bachelor’s degree in psychology, which she earned in the spring of 2016.
Jones currently resides in Wilburton.