The longest tenured and winningest softball coach in Westminster College history, Jan Reddinger won her 400th career game with the Titans in 2011. Having won at least 17 games in all 17 years with the team, Reddinger’s teams are contenders every year. Westminster has averaged 23 wins per season with Reddinger as coach, including seven postseason appearances and conference championships in 1997, 1998 and 2005.
Entering her 18th season with Westminster in 2014, Reddinger boasts a 17-year record of 391-281-2 (.582) with the Titans and a 22-year career mark of 447-342-2 (.566). In 2011, she became the 51st softball coach in NCAA Division III history to reach 400 career wins.
Reddinger led Westminster to its first Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) title in 2005, while also piloting the team to postseason appearances in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Championships in 2005 and 2007. Reddinger was also named PAC Coach of the Year in 2007. Most recently, the Titans were crowned the 2013 PAC Regular Season Champions.
In her first and second seasons at the helm of Westminster softball in 1997 and 1998, Reddinger led the Titans to their fifth and sixth straight conference/district crowns, including a trip to the NAIA Northeast Regional Tournament in 1998. Reddinger’s 2001 team also qualified for the ECAC Division III playoffs after setting team records for wins (32) and consecutive wins (17) in a season with a 32-13 record.
In addition to her softball duties, Reddinger serves as a physical education instructor at Westminster. She previously served as an assistant coach of the Titan women’s soccer program and the head women’s basketball coach for four years.
Prior to coming to Westminster, Reddinger served as head softball coach and assistant basketball coach at La Roche College. Reddinger has a bachelor of arts degree in physical/health education from West Liberty State College, where she played both softball and basketball. She earned a master’s degree in physical education/sports administration from Eastern Illinois University. Reddinger was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Reddinger's Year-by-Year Records:
|As Westminster Head Coach||Record|
|2013||23-15||PAC Regular Season Champions|
|2005||29-10||PAC Champions / ECAC Tournament|
|1998||24-18||KECC Champions / NAIA Regionals|
|1997||22-21||KECC Champions / NAIA Regionals|
|Record at Westminster (17 years)||391-281-2 (.582)|
|As La Roche Head Coach|
|1993||14-10||NAIA District 18 Champions|
|Record at La Roche (5 years)||56-61 (.479)|
|Career Record (22 years)||447-342-2 (.566)|
John Pinkerton enters his 17th season as an assistant coach with the Westminster softball team in 2014.
Pinkerton, the father of former Titan standout pitcher/outfielder Bethany Pinkerton, is involved in all aspects of the Westminster softball program and serves as first base coach and the team’s pitching coach. He also conducts pitching clinics throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Pinkerton is employed full time as a supervisor at Armstrong Steel and resides in Darlington.
DiAndra DiBacco enters her second year as an assistant coach in 2014.
DiBacco was a four-year letter-winner and starter at second base for Westminster from 2007-11. She started in all 148 games of her career. Diabacco is tied for most sacrifices in a season in Westminster softball history with 16. A two-year captain for the Titans, DiBacco earned second-team all-PAC honors in 2009 and 2011. DiBacco was also tabbed on the PAC Honor Roll in 2009.
A Boardman, Ohio native, DiBacco earned her bachelor’s degree in communications studies with a minor in public relations from Westminster in 2011. DiBacco currently resides in Neshannock, Pa. and is working on her master’s at Westminster.