Trish Robinson enters her fifth season at Kilgore College and her second season as head coach of the Rangers. For four seasons, she was an as assistant softball coach at KC, hired in July of 2016.
In her first season as KC's assistant coach and pitching coach, KC's pitchers broke several school records including 258 strikeouts and 33 wins. Last season KC had a pitcher named first team all-conference, second team all-region and second team all-conference.
Before KC, she was assistant softball coach for the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals (Athens, Texas).
As the pitching coach at TVCC, the Cardinals had the second-lowest ERA (2.97) in the Region XIV East Zone.
Robinson, a native of Sugar Land (Texas) is a 2005 graduate of Dulles High School and a 2007 graduate of The University of Texas at Dallas where she earned a degree in psychology. She was also a two-year member for the UT-Dallas softball team.
After graduation from UT-Dallas, Robinson was a graduate assistant for the Comets (American Southwest Conference).
Prior to UT-Dallas, Robinson spent two years at Alvin Community College (Alvin, Texas) where she earned an associate’s degree and played softball for the Dolphins.
At ACC, she hit .361 with 21 RBI in 2007 and was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year.
Kilgore College has named former Ranger student-athlete Kendyl Dockter as assistant softball coach for the 2021-22 season.
Dockter transferred to play softball at KC in 2019 after her freshman year at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
AT SEOSU, she started 14-of-37 games, batting .235 with a home run and seven RBI.
While at KC, she batted .400 to lead the team with eight home runs and 33 RBI, guiding the Rangers into postseason play for the first time in school history.
Dockter is a graduate of Rowlett High School where she was named 2015 All-Area selection, 2015 First Team All-District, 2016 First Team All-District, 2017 District MVP and 2017 First Team All-District.
She graduated from KC in 2019 and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in August of 2021.
“Thank you to Dr. Brenda Kays (KC president) and the administration for this opportunity,” Dockter said. “I am grateful to be back at Kilgore College – this time in different shoes. I am very excited to give back to the game that gave me so much.”
Dockter is the daughter of Craig Dockter and Carla Bunch, and has four siblings: Paisley Dockter, Brandon Bunch, Brad Bunch and Dillon Bunch.
Head coach of the Rangers is Trish Robinson, entering her second season at the helm of the softball program.