Doug Eastman – Head Coach
Doug Eastman enters his 3rd season as the head coach of Yavapai Softball. Eastman comes to Yavapai after spending the last 7 years as the head softball coach at College of the Siskiyous in Northern California. From 2006 to 2012 Eastman’s teams posted a record of 301-24, and won 7 consecutive Golden Valley Conference championships. Under Eastman’s tutelage, 10 players earned All-American status and 15 earned All-State recognition.
When asked to comment on the hiring, Yavapai Athletic Director Brad Clifford stated, “We are excited about the hiring of Doug Eastman. Doug brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the softball program. I was really drawn to his passion for the game and his desire to help student-athletes improve and reach their full potential.”
Before entering the coaching ranks, Doug gained invaluable experience as a collegiate player at DI Sacramento State University and then as a professional with the Cincinnati Reds. Doug and his wife Darla live in Prescott Valley.
Jennifer Stalter – Assistant Coach
Jennifer enters her 2nd season as Yavapai College pitching coach. Jennifer comes to Yavapai after spending time with The University of Texas at El Paso softball program where she served as a graduate assistant from 2011-2013 and stepped into the role as the pitching coach for the 2014 season.
Raised in Casa Grande, AZ, Jennifer began her collegiate career as a utility player with Mesa Community College in 2005. After her freshman year transferred to The University of Texas at EL Paso to complete her career in 2009. Jennifer returned to The University of Texas at El Paso in 2011 serving as a graduate assistant coach while completing her Masters degree in Kinesiology. Upon completion in December 2013, Jennifer served as the pitching coach for the 2014 season before return home to Arizona in May 2014.
Jennifer is currently the hospital manager at Circle L Animal Hospital in Chino Valley, AZ. She lives in Prescott Valley.