Search Shop
Jul 10, 2024

Repole Joins Softball Staff

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Softball Head Coach John Rittman announced the addition of Katie “Crash” Repole to the 2024-25 staff. Repole joins the staff as an assistant coach and will serve as the recruiting coordinator, work with the team defense and outfielders.

“We are excited to welcome Katie to the Clemson family,” said Coach Rittman. “She is exactly what we needed with this hire. She brings an incredible resume and extensive experience in the recruiting space after working with many great coaches and players over her career. Her excitement around finding the next generation of Clemson softball players along with her ability to develop and coach defense will help our program to continue to grow for years to come. I have no doubt she will be a great addition to our staff.”

Repole joins the staff after previously serving as an assistant coach at South Carolina where she was the recruiting coordinator, a defensive coordinator and camp director. With the Gamecocks, she secured back-to-back nationally ranked recruiting classes, specifically the 11th ranked incoming freshman class in 2024 and the No. 2 ranked transfer portal class. Under her guidance, South Carolina made two-consecutive NCAA Regional finals, as well as finished in the top 10 defensively in fielding percentage (2023) and doubles plays (2024). Last season, Repole helped develop one All-American, one All-Region, one All-SEC and two SEC Player of the Weeks while helping South Carolina to a Top 25 RPI finish.

“First, I would like to thank Coach Rittman for the opportunity to join the Clemson family,” said Repole. “I’m truly humbled and honored. In just five short seasons, Coach Rittman and his staff have built a program that consistently competes on the national stage! Clemson is a place where you can have it all: a world class education, a chance to win championships and a family-first environment. I’m looking forward to getting out on the recruiting trails and finding future Tigers!”

Before her time with the Gamecocks, Repole had a two-year stint with Texas A&M where she served as the recruiting coordinator, outfield coach, assistant infield and hitting coach. She helped the Aggies ink nine Top 100 players over the two years and developed one All-American, two All-Region, three All-SEC and two SEC Player of the Weeks. Familiar with the ACC, Repole was an assistant coach at Virginia from 2016-19. With her guidance, the Cavaliers set all-time single season records for home runs, extra base hits and slugging percentage, while placing in the top 10 for doubles, hits, total bases and RBIs. The Cavaliers won the second-most ACC games in a single-season in program history while she was on staff, and she developed two First Team All-Region selections, three All-ACC Academic players and six ACC Player of the Weeks. She graduated Manga Cum Laude from Louisiana in 2016.