Kristine Himes is in her second season as the assistant softball coach at George Washington. Himes joined the GW staff after four standout seasons as a player at The Ohio State University.
Himes assists Ferguson in all aspects of the Colonials' softball program, including recruiting and developing each hitter's individual batting techniques. She also works with GW's infielders on the defensive aspects of the game.
At Ohio State, Himes was a four-year starter at third base from 2000-03 and served as team captain her senior year. Himes hit .286 her senior season and led the team with nine home runs and 34 RBI. She earned All-Big Ten third-team honors as a junior and was also named to the conference's All-Academic team. Himes was OSU's Rookie of the Year in 2000 and the squad's Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002.
Since leaving the Buckeyes, Himes has worked as a private softball instructor where she coordinated daily lessons, and taught players various offensive and defensive strategies to improve their performance. Himes has also worked at the Ohio State softball camp for the past five years where she developed and organized drills and helped oversee the progress of the campers. Most recently, she signed a pro contract in November 2005 with the Philadelphia Force of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), which begins play in June 2006.
Himes earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State in June, 2004, specializing in human resources management with an emphasis on coaching and sports management.