Growing up, Wendland’s life was all about softball. She always gave 110% as a player and now as a coach she hopes that she can instill the same in her own players. She is currently working with the PBI Bandits 14U travel team. Wendland has become a role model and celebrity among her players for her personal accomplishments.
During her softball career Wendland was a top player on her high school team and went on to play for the University of Georgia Bulldogs where Wendland broke records, was named a Louisville Slugger and was honored as a Easton All-American. She was selected to play professionally and was a member of the Rockland Thunder for a year. While her pro career was brief, Wendland was not going to let that keep her away from the sport she loves.
After leaving the Rockland Thunder, Wendland, went on to become a program coordinator at a child development center. During her weekends and evenings she worked with softball players one-on-one. This soon led to a head coach role at the local high school and for a travel team.
Five years into her coaching career, Wendland now has the pleasure of watching her older players transition over to the college level - a great reward for the former elite athlete.
Congratulations Kimberly, on being named our Coach of the Week. Your team is lucky to have such an accomplished and dedicated mentor!
Kimberly Wendland’s Keys to Success:
Keep yourself open to many different learning styles
Have consistancy with every player
Show players the importance of passion