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Ben Reindell returns to skipper Shoreline Softball

photo of Ben Reindell coaching the Shoreline Dolphins

Head Women’s Softball Coach Kelley Kaneshiro has stepped down in order to pursue other interests outside the college. Coach Kaneshiro has been with the college for the last two years. Her first year she served as an Assistant Coach, and this past year as the Head Coach.

"We want to thank Coach Kaneshiro for her dedication and hard work," said Shoreline athletic director Steve Eskridge.

A familiar face will be appointed to the Head Women’s Softball position, Ben Reindel, who was the former Head Softball Coach for two years will take over.

Coach Reindel had been at Seattle University this past year and recently was serving as an Assistant Baseball Coach for Shoreline Community College, he has resigned that position to take on his new duties. Kelley Kaneshiro will remain on staff in a volunteer coaching position for the softball program.

Ben Reindel returns back to Shoreline from Seattle University.

While at Seattle University, Coach Reindel was an assistant softball coach working with infielders, hitters, recruiting and helping coordinate the defense. Most recently, Reindel was assisting Shoreline Community College baseball coaching hitters.

This will be Coach Reindel’s 3rd season in total as Head Softball Coach at Shoreline. Reindel had previously been the Head Softball Coach at Shoreline Community College for two seasons in 2015 & 2016.

He rebuilt a Shoreline program to a top 10 RPI ranking in just 16 months of taking over a program on a yearlong hiatus. Reindel coached 8 All NWAC North Award winners over those two seasons including 5 first teamers. One of those players, Sarah Casel was awarded the NFCA Golden Shoe Award for leading the NWAC in stolen bases with 49 in 2015.

Ben Reindel has coached both softball and baseball over the past 12 years. Before Shoreline, Reindel was the Head Softball Coach at Mt. Rainier High School where he led teams to two playoff berths in three seasons including the school’s first ever district tournament appearance as members of the 4A level.

At Mt. Rainier, Reindel coached two Division I players Maylynn Mitchell, a Cal State Northridge All-Big West Infielder and Texas Southern University Pitcher Jasmin Fulmore. Reindel coached high school baseball and football the six seasons prior.

Coach Reindel grew up in Seattle, WA and attended Kennedy Catholic High School and obtained a B.S. in Social Science from Central Washington University.

At Kennedy Catholic, Ben was an All-League Outfielder and led the entire league in home runs his senior season.

Ben Reindel is also certified through the Pacific Institute as a PX2 Performance Psychology Facilitator. ‘PX2 is a life-changing experience, promoting positive communication, building stronger relationships and equipping individuals with effective thinking skills that act as a springboard to a successful future.


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