Christina Sutcliffe

Christina Sutcliffe

Player Profile

Last College:
Florida Atlantic '00/'01

Assistant Coach

Years at Miami:
Seventh Season


Softball to Offer Two Winter Skills Camps Jan. 14

Team will host a defensive skills camp in the morning and an offensive skills camp in the afternoon.


Spots Still Available for Softball Skills Camp Oct. 23

Camp gives potential student-athletes a chance to improve and show-off their skills.

A mainstay in Miami softball, Christina Sutcliffe enters her seventh season on the coaching staff at Miami. Her main duties include mentoring the Miami hitters and catchers.

In 2011, batters under Sutcliffe hit for a .289 average. That tied the 1991 team for highest team batting average in school history. Four players hit over .300 for the year, while eight hit over .290. Freshman Kirstie Fehrenbach led the RedHawks with a .340 average, to earn a spot on the MAC All-Freshmen Team.

Under Sutcliffe's tutoring in 2011, Jenna McGivney threw out 55 percent of all runners who attempted to steal on her (22 caught in 40 attempts). She also was among the national leaders with eight pickoffs. In 2010, she threw out an incredible 64 percent of all baserunners that tried to steal on her (28 caught in 44 attempts), while picking off seven other runners. In the five seasons that Sutcliffe has been in charge of catching, the number of successful steals against the RedHawks has decreased in four of those years.

In her first season as an assistant in 2006, Sutcliffe was in charge of the Miami pitching staff. Her staff of pitchers included Courtney Salmon, who ranks second all-time on the Miami career strikeouts list and ended `06 with 125 K's. She also mentored Kelly Cabana, who finished the season ranked among the top ten in the Mid-American Conference in numerous pitching categories. For the season, Cabana tied for second in appearances (40), tied for fifth in games started (25), tied for sixth in saves (2) and tied for eighth in complete games (15). In MAC-only games, Cabana finished the season ranked second in appearances (19) and in complete games (12).

Prior to her time at Miami, she was head coach at the University of Rhode Island for three seasons and an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Sutcliffe lives in Trenton.