Kate Sinnott was named assistant coach in charge of leading the ISU pitchers on August 15, 2017. Sinnott was announced as the first addition to head coach Jamie Pinkerton's coaching staff upon his arrival in Ames.
“I felt Kate was the person to help us make the transition as seamless as possible for our student-athletes," Sinnott said. "Over the past eight years, I have had the pleasure to get to know Kate both professionally and personally. During that time of working with her at Iowa State and during camps; I have been able to learn her philosophies about pitching. During the interview process after my hire, I was impressed with her vision and am excited to see her put her plan in place for our program.”
Pinkerton and Sinnott previously worked together at Iowa State from 2010-13, when Pinkerton was an assistant coach and Sinnott was transitioning from graduate assistant to director of softball operations.
Sinnott, indeed, rejoins the Iowa State softball staff with a wealth of knowledge, having been with the program from 2008-16. She began her time in Ames as a graduate assistant with the Cyclones from 2008-10, before moving into the role of director of operations in 2011.
In that position, Sinnott handled coordinating team video, scouting reports, team travel and recruiting arrangements. She also served as ISU’s interim pitching coach in 2015, where her experience and knowledge of the position were utilized in scouting and recruiting, as well as teaching.
Sinnott came to Iowa State following a stint as assistant coach at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash. The Great Falls, Mont. native, served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bigfoot. She was also the team's strength and conditioning coordinator and organized team travel.
Sinnott played college ball for the Bigfoot, where she was the school's winningest pitcher with 37 career wins. She completed her collegiate career at Eastern Oregon.
Sinnott graduated with a master's degree in education from Iowa State in the summer of 2010.