Southern Oregon head softball coach Kim Fritts announced that Christie Hill has joined the SOU staff as an assistant coach.

Southern Oregon head softball coach Kim Fritts announced that Christie Hill has joined the SOU staff as an assistant coach.

Hill comes to SOU after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, California State University Bakersfield. She will be in charge of the SOU pitching staff and will also help with recruiting, camps and clinics.

Hill has spent the past two seasons as the top assistant coach for the Roadrunners, a program that is making the move from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I.

As a player, Hill left her mark on the CSUB program. She earned three All-American honors, including first-team recognition as a senior.

The Roadrunners' all-time leading hitter with a .372 career batting average, Hill also finished her career as the program's record holder in at-bats (868), hits (323), doubles (65), RBIs (149) and runs (181). She owns the single-season records for at-bats (240), hits (90), doubles (20) and home runs (12).

As a pitcher, Hill finished as one of the top hurlers in program history with 78 wins, 342 strikeouts and a 1.71 ERA.