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Jordan Wallace is in her 2nd season as UTSA's pitching coach.
"Jordan is not only going to bring the mechanical knowledge to our staff, but a strong championship mindset as well," head coach Michelle Cheatham said whe she announced Wallace's hiring on Sept. 6. "She has been in the circle against the top teams in the nation and she understands what it takes to be successful in those situations. I'm excited for our pitching staff to learn from her experiences."
"I feel very welcome in joining my new softball family at UTSA as my coaching career begins," Wallace said. "As a player, I always left it all on the field and I hope that my competitive nature, heart and knowledge will help our student-athletes discover their competitive spirit and assist them in honing their skills. I look forward to the upcoming season and my hope is to assist Coach Cheatham and Coach Rogers win a championship and forge a new winning tradition."
Wallace comes to UTSA following one of the most decorated pitching careers in Louisiana-Lafayette history. During her four seasons (2012-15), the Weatherford, Texas, native aided the squad to 191 wins, three Sun Belt Conference championships, four Super Regional appearances and a spot in the 2014 Women's College World Series.
A three-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection and 2012 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, Wallace closed her career ranked among the top five in Louisiana-Lafayette history in games pitched (139/2nd), winning percentage (.827/2nd), strikeouts (905/2nd), strikeouts per seven innings (9.08/2nd), games started (115/3rd) and wins (91/4th).
She was a two-time first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region selection and three-time Sun Belt All-Tournament Team pick. She was named to the Top 50 Watch List for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and preseason first-team All-American in 2014 and she was the most valuable player of the 2013 Baton Rouge Regional. Additionally, Wallace was an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and Louisiana-Lafayette Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2015.
Wallace opened her career in 2012 with an NCAA-record 23 consecutive victories and she finished the season 27-2 with a 2.26 ERA. Her .931 winning percentage during the campaign is the top single-season mark in Ragin' Cajuns history and an NCAA record for a freshman.
Along with her success on the field, she was a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete (2012, 2014), a two-time member of the Sun Belt Commissioner's List (2012, 2015) and a member of the 2013 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll.
Wallace graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business with a concentration in sales.
Keith Stein is in his first season as an assistant coach for UTSA after returning to the program in July after serving as a volunteer assistant back in 2013.
"I am very happy to be bringing Keith on staff and getting the chance to work with him again," head coach Michelle Cheatham said when she announced his hiring. "He brings not only a variety of areas of coaching knowledge, but is very energetic and enthusiastic when working with the student-athletes. He will be a very important factor in our team's development moving forward."
Stein volunteered with the Roadrunners during the 2013 season, helping them to a 27-26 record, including wins against Houston, Rutgers and Utah State.
"I want to first thank Lynn Hickey and the hiring committee for the opportunity to come back to UTSA," Stein said. "I'm extremely excited about the opportunity under Coach Cheatham. I've always been impressed with this university's vision for their student-athletes on and off the field. I am proud to be apart of the Roadrunner again."
Stein returns to the Alamo City after spending the past year as an assistant coach for Stephen F. Austin, where he helped the Ladyjacks to 17 wins, including seven home wins.
Prior to working with the Ladyjacks, Stein held stints with Texas A&M and Sam Houston State.
From November 2013-June 2016 he was an assistant coach and head recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He designed practice plans and individual instruction schedules, worked with the Islanders outfielders and hitters, managed the travel budget and itineraries among other duties during his time in Corpus Christi.
Before working with the Islanders, Stein had volunteer softball coaching stints at Texas A&M (2010), Sam Houston State (2013) and UTSA (2013).
Stein enjoyed a successful baseball career, starting his collegiate days at Texas A&M. He was an Aggie from 2004-06 before transferring to Sam Houston State prior to the 2006-07 academic year. As a Bearkat, Stein was a first-team All-Southland Conference pick in 2008, a second-team selection in 2007 and was tabbed to the league's All-Tournament Team in both 2007 and 2008. He set a Southland record for most hits in a season in 2007 and ended his career as Sam Houston's batting average leader at .379.
After graduating from Sam Houston State with a degree in kinesiology, Stein was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 29th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the first in his draft class to be promoted to a higher league in the farm system and also one of 40 players in the Tigers organization to be invited to play in the Fall Instructional League. Stein retired from pro baseball in 2009 after sustaining a career-ending knee injury during 2009 Spring Training.