Mizzou softball director of operations Gina Schneider has been promoted to the position of assistant coach by head coach Ehren Earleywine. Schneider has been director of operations for two seasons. She was also a member of two Women’s College World Series teams during her playing career at Mizzou (2005-10). Schneider will primarily work with the Tigers’ outfielders, as well as coach base-runners.
“It was a solid, easy and logical choice,” Earleywine said. “She is a hard worker; she knows the program and she earned the opportunity.”
As a Tiger, Schneider’s highlight may be her walk-off home run that ended Game 3 of the 2009 NCAA Super Regional at No. 1-seeded UCLA by a score of 9-1 in five innings. As a senior, Schneider had her best season with a .321 batting average, eight home runs, 32 RBI and a .599 slugging percentage. Schneider finished her career as a three-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2010 with a degree in graphic design and a minor in business.