Steve Kinnett comes to Colby Community College from Bailey, Colorado, outside of Denver. After compiling over 420 wins with various “A” travel clubs in Colorado and a winning percentage of nearly .700, Kinnett made the transition to the college level in 2013. A retired self-employed contractor for 25 years, he looks forward to the challenges of improving the softball program on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
Bringing expertise in all aspects of the game, Kinnett has an optimistic outlook on the season with nine sophomore starters returning from last year. With the addition of 8 quality freshmen players and individuals, the team looks to have a strong season.
Kinnett graduated from Kansas State University with a business management degree in 1989. He has been married to wife Sheri for 34 years, and has 3 daughters, Stephanie, Chelsea and Courtney. Coach Steve also has three grandchildren, Deegan, Brody and Lyla.
Mary McLaughlin enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Lady Trojan softball team. McLaughlin is a former player for Colby, serving as the team's catcher in the spring of 2007 and 2008. McLaughlin led the team in hitting as a freshman including batting average and runs batted in.
McLaughlin assists head coach Steve Kinnett with all aspects of the program including game preparation, conditioning, and recruiting.