Kristi Benvenuto joins the Whittier College Softball coaching staff here in 2019. She was a part of the Alderson Broaddus athletic department since January of 2017 as the Assistant Softball Coach and finished her second season with the Battlers in 2018.
While coaching at Alderson Broaddus University she ran all of their strength and conditioning workouts as well as coaching one Great Mid-West Athletic Conference (G-MAC) 1st Team all conference player, three 2nd Team All conference players, and six student athletes were awarded to the G-MAC 2016-2017 Academic All-Conference. While coaching at AB Kristi received her Master’s Degree in Sport Management and High Performance Coaching from the University of Florida.
After finishing her coaching career with AB Kristi traveled over seas to coach a USA collegiate team against International clubs.
She joined AB after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management from Concord University in 2016. She has also obtained a Master’s in Sport Management and High Performance Coaching from the University of Florida.
Benvenuto played four years for the the Mountain Lions and finished with 49 career hits, 22 RBI's, and 10 doubles.
At Concord, she ranks in the top-10 for games played in a career with 162 and she was a part of the winningest team in Concord history with 34 wins during her junior season. During her sophomore and senior seasons, Concord finished with 31 wins. Benvenuto was named to the UNC-Pembroke all-tournament team during her junior season.
Upon graduation, she worked at IMG Academy in Florida as an Events & Sponsorship Event Coordinator. While there, she set up, tore down, and ran the Florida Middle School State Track & Field meet and the NCAA Division II Track & Field National Championship Event.
At Concord, Benvenuto also served as a Game Day Operations Assistant where she assisted on game days for football, soccer, volleyball, and baseball.
In 2014, Benvenuto worked for the Princeton Rays Minor League Baseball team where she took charge of the marketing and sales of Rays fan gear and daily game programs. She also helped prepare the field for games and practices and worked on the landscape of the field on non-game and practice days.