Kevin Kennedy is in his first year as an assistant coach at LSU-Alexandria. He was previously at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri where he served the athletics department in a variety of roles including assistant softball coach, sports information director and game operations director.
In addition to his coaching duties with the Generals, Kennedy is a member of the faculty at University Academy of Central Louisiana teaching United States history and Western Civilizations classes.
At Evangel University, Kennedy was an assistant softball coach under Jerry Breaux from 2000 to 2009 and was a part of seven Heart of America conference championships, nine appearances in NAIA Region V tournaments and the school’s 2006 NAIA national championship tournament appearance. Kennedy worked with slap hitters, outfielders and handled a variety of operational duties for the softball program. He also served the university as the coaching staff’s representative with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Coach Tate joined the LSUA softball staff for 2015-16 school year helping lead to a 47-12 season in route to the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. He works with the LSUA pitchers as well as help in all areas of the game for the Lady Generals. Under Tate’s guidance, The Lady General’s Pitching staff maintained an impressive season ERA of 2.40 with 222 Strike outs holding opponents to a .258 batting average. Additionally, Marci West, a junior pitcher, from Anacoco, Louisiana, won the RRAC pitching triple crown by leading the conference in wins (21), strikeouts (116) and ERA (1.60). In 32 appearances in the circle this season, West threw 16 complete games, seven of which were shut outs, and came on to save five games during the course of the season.
Opposing hitters hit .227 off of her during the season and she struck out 116 batters while only walking 30. Tate is a standing member of the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association, the ASA softball association, and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Coach Tate is from Ville Platte, Louisiana and provides private instructional lessons for all age groups in the areas of hitting, slapping, and pitching. Robbie graduated from LSU (Baton Rouge) in 1994 with a degree in Animal Science. He is married to Christy and the couple has two children, Whitney 15 and Rylie 11.