Longhorn Softball - Steve Singleton, Univ. of Texasby THSCA
Longhorn Softball - Steve Singleton, Univ. of Texas
Texas head softball coach Mike White officially announced on July 1, 2019, the addition of Steve Singleton as an assistant coach on the Longhorns staff.
A former shortstop and second baseman with the Minnesota Twins organization of Major League Baseball, Singleton possesses 14 combined years of college and pro playing and coaching experience.
Prior to Texas, he spent two seasons (2017, 2018) as the hitting coach of the Fort Myers (Fla.) Miracle (High Single A) and was originally contracted to be the hitting coach for the Pensacola (Fla.) Blue Wahoos (AA) in 2019 before deciding to accept the open assistant coach role with the Longhorns. He served as the U.S. hitting coach for the 2018 MLB All-Star Futures Game and spent time with the Twins during 2019 Spring Training. Prior to his time with the Miracle, Singleton led all offensive development for the rookie level Gulf Coast League Twins (Fort Myers, Fla.) in 2016. With the squad he served as both a first- and third-base coach. At the collegiate level, Singleton was previously an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida SouthWestern State College (Fort Myers, Fla.) from Jan.-Dec. 2015.
Singleton served as the Vice President of Baseball Operations for Scout Sports (Sealy, Texas) in 2014, where he ran the scout baseball division, a high school recruiting, video and showcase company. He also spent time in 2013 as the hitting and head infield instructor for Baseball Rebellion (Durham., N.C.) An 11th round draft pick out of the University of San Diego (2006), Singleton played in 654 career games from rookie to AAA level as a shortstop and second baseman in the Twins organization. Singleton began his scholastic career at the University of San Diego before leaving school early when drafted by the Twins. He eventually went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree in sports management (2014) and a master’s degree in athletic administration (2017) from Southern New Hampshire University. He has two sons, Steven and Matthew.