Lady Mountaineer Softball Coaching Staff
Kendra White - Head Coach
Kendra White 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.
Sarah Lankford - Assistant Coach
Sarah Lankford is from Mesquite Texas. Coming out from high school, Lankford attended Grayson County College where she played two years earning First Team All-Conference both years and was named to the Second Team All- American in 2006. After graduating from Grayson with her Associates she transferred to Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia Arkansas where she earned her bachelors and Master’s degree. While finishing her career, she earned First Team All-Conference and Offensive player of the year.
Coach Lankford was a student assistant while at Henderson from 2012- 2014. Helping the Lady Reddies earn a second place finish at the Great American Conference Tournament in 2012 and a third place finish in 2013. Last year, Lankford went back to Grayson as an Assistant Coach where she helped take the Vikings to a 5th place finish at the Regionals in 2014.
This will be her first year as the Eastern Assistant Softball Coach. She has three dogs Oakley, Furbee and Zoe.