Tiger Talk: Legacy and History of Women’s Sports at Pacific
The Pacific Athletic Foundation continues our Tiger Talk series Tuesday, September 8th at 4:00 PM PST as we focus on the Legacy and History of Women’s Sports at Pacific.
Hosted by Zack Bayrouty, the voice of Pacific Athletics, this episode will include Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, Katelyne Herrington, Head Women’s Softball Coach, Brian Kolze, as well as former student-athletes and special guests Cindy Spiro ’76, Glena Carroll ’77, and Kendall Dentoni ’15.
The Tiger Talk can be viewed live via Zoom by visiting https://pacific.zoom.us/j/91672779690 . For more information on our guests, see below.
After competing for the Women’s Basketball team at Pacific during her time as a student, Spiro moved into administration soon after her time as an undergrad. As a graduate assistant, she began at Pacific as the Coordinator of Women’s Athletics before eventually moving into senior administration at UOP, followed by time at UC Davis. Cindy is married to former Tiger alum and football player Steve Spiro ’74.
Glena Carroll is a former Women’s Volleyball player for the Tigers, having competed under head coach Terry Liskevych. At a time in which the program was just beginning, Glena was the first female recipient of an athletic scholarship in UOP history and the first to be honored as a female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1976. She is also married to Tiger alum and current Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll ’73.
Kendall Dentoni (Kenyon) is a former Women’s Basketball player. She finished her Pacific career as one of the best players in Tigers’ history, holding Pacific’s career records in rebounds (1140), offensive boards (402), double-doubles (49), and blocks (172), and 20+ rebound games (4), while finishing second in rebounding average (9.3), and fourth in field goals (573) and scoring (1442). She also ranks in the Tigers’ top 10 in 11 other categories. She owns nine single-season records, and appears on the single-season top 10 lists for 29 separate records. She hit double-digits in scoring in 77 of 114 career games, and double digits in rebounding in 59 of 114 games.
In the fall of 2019, Katelyne Herrington replaced former seven-year head coach and Pacific alumni, Peter Richardson. Herrington returned to Chris Kjeldsen Pool at the Pacific Aquatics Center after taking over as the Swim and Dive Head Coach for Fresno Pacific in 2018-19. Prior to her move to Fresno, Herrington served as an assistant coach for the Tigers during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, guiding the Orange and Black to 40 school records and an NCAA qualifier in back-to-back years. Furthermore, she also coached the Tigers’ 200-free relay team to an NCAA Division I top-10 regular season ranking in 2017-18.
Heading into 2020-21, Brian Kolze enters his 29th season at the helm of the Tiger Softball program. With an all-time record of 781-720-1, the Lodi native has secured his spot as the winningest coach in Pacific Softball history. Since becoming head coach in 1992, the Orange and Black have made seven NCAA Regional appearances and clinched one conference title (2011, Big West).