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Kirin Kumar
Kirin Kumar
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 931-372-6552
Email: kskumar@tntech.edu

Kirin Kumar has joined the Tennessee Tech softball coachingstaff as an assistant coach. Kumar previously coached at NorthCarolina and Tulsa and played collegiately at Georgia Tech. Shemost recently was an assistant coach at Western Kentucky in 2012,where she was on the Hilltopper staff with Bonnie Bynum.

Prior to her stint at WKU, Kumar coached at North Carolina for the2011 season, assisting with the infielders as well as hitting. TheTar Heels finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a15-8 record, their highest ACC finish since 2008. North Carolinaalso reached the championship game of the ACC Tournament for thefirst time in 10 years, wrapping up a 34-21 season.

Prior to coaching in Chapel Hill, Kumar was an assistant at Tulsafrom 2005-2010. During her stint with the Golden Hurricane, Kumarwas in the dugout for Tulsa's first Conference USA regular seasonand tournament titles in 2006 as well as the program's first NCAARegional appearance. Tulsa received an NCAA Regional at-large bidin 2008, and won the Conference USA regular season and tournamentchampionship in 2009. During that season, the Golden Hurricane set10 program records and reached the final of the NCAA Regionalhosted by Oklahoma. Tulsa finished that season 40-17.

Kumar graduated from Georgia Tech in May of 2005 with a Bachelorof Science degree in business management. As a player, she was partof the Yellow Jackets' first ACC regular-season and tournamentchampionships in 2002 and their first NCAA Regional, reaching thefinal game of that regional. Georgia Tech made the NCAA Tournamentin each of her four seasons, winning the ACC Championship in hersenior season of 2005. Kumar was named to the ACC All-TournamentTeam in 2005, hitting .500 in the tournament. She played in 251games in her career at Georgia Tech, with her senior classgraduating as the winningest class in program history.