Katie Repole

One of the best up-and-coming young coaches in the game today, Katie Repole joined the Carolina softball staff prior to the fall of 2021.

Repole (pronounced REP-LEE) joined the Gamecocks after two successful seasons as the volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M.

A former standout at Louisiana-Lafayette, Repole's responsibilities with the Aggies included coaching the outfielders, assisting with hitters, video, camps and clinics and on-campus recruiting.

"I'd like to extend my upmost gratitude to Coach Smith, Ray Tanner, Charles Bloom and the rest of the University of South Carolina Athletics Department for the incredible opportunity to join the Gamecock softball family," Repole said at the time of her hire. "I look forward to working alongside the other members of our staff to pursue success at the highest level of our sport, in the most competitive conference in the country. The program already has a strong foundation, and I am excited about the opportunity to help build on past successes.

"I would also like to thank Coach Evans and the rest of the Texas A&M staff. In the two years that I spent in College Station, it was evident that the spirit of the 12th man is alive and well, especially at Davis Diamond. And lastly, to the athletes I was fortunate enough to spend every day with, thank you. It was an honor to be a small part of your careers and I am confident that you are prepared to go out in the world and become the best version of yourself."

In 2021, Repole worked closely with freshman outfielder Bre Warren, who earned SEC Player and Freshman of the Week honors. Warren also garnered spots on the All-SEC Second Team and the SEC All-Freshman squad. Repole was vital in the Aggies' offensive prowess with the team finishing 11th in the nation in walks and 29th in team slugging percentage.

During the 2020 shortened season due to COVID-19, Repole aided in the Aggies' offensive success as the finished fourth in the nation in double and ninth in doubles per game.

"As I went through the search I kept coming back to Katie Repole," Beverly Smith said at the time of her hire. "It was clear why she was highly recommended from people throughout the industry. She comes to us with Power 5 recruiting experience from both the SEC & ACC. She is one of the bright young minds in the game and has an unparalleled work ethic. I am looking forward to her immediate impact on our team."