Razorback Softball Camps
Camp Coordinator/Assistant Coach
Sue Carpenter is in her fourth season as an assistant coach of the Razorback softball team. Last season the team finished 29-28 and 7-21 in Southeastern Conference play while making an appearance in its first Regional final against No. 1 California.
Carpenter’s main duties with the Razorbacks include working with infielders, recruiting, scouting and coordinating camps. Prior to Arkansas, she was an assistant under head coach Mike Larabee during the previous three seasons at Wright State where she assumed the same duties.
In 2010, behind the coaching of Carpenter and Larabee, the Razorbacks saw second baseman Courtney Breault become the fourth Razorback in program history to garner All-Freshman honors. The Roseville, Calif., native finished the season with a .313 average against SEC opponents. Breault drove in 20 of her 32 RBI during conference play and boasted a .943 fielding percentage during those games.
Also under the direction of Carpenter, senior Sandra Smith earned a spot on the SEC All-Defensive Team for her excellent play at third base. Smith finished conference play with 54 assists and a perfect fielding percentage in 78 chances.
During her three years at Wright State, the Raiders made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won back-to-back Horizon League Tournament titles in 2007 and 2008. Carpenter’s work with the infielders was put on display when Bridget Henry earned the all-tournament Defensive Award at first base during the Raiders’ 2008 run to the conference tournament title. She also helped guide Jherica Williams to the program’s first Horizon League Player of the Year award, also in 2008. Wright State went on to win 34 games, the second-most in program history, and record a .974 fielding percentage against conference opponents in 2009.
Carpenter began her coaching career as an assistant on the Cedarville College staff from 1987-89. Carpenter then spent five years on the coaching staff at Colville High School in Washington.
Following Colville, Carpenter began her career as a head coach at Cedarville High School in Ohio. After coaching for two years at Cedarville, Carpenter then served as the head coach at Cedarville University for seven seasons (2000-06) prior to joining the Wright State staff. She led the Lady Jacket softball program to four appearances in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Tournament and three appearances in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Region IX Tournament. In 2000, Cedarville was the NCCAA Midwest Region champions.
While a student-athlete at Cedarville College, Carpenter was a three-year letterwinner (1984-86) during her collegiate playing career. She was a member of the program’s inaugural fast-pitch team in 1985 and was an All-Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference and All-NAIA District 22 shortstop during her final season in 1986.
Carpenter and her husband Kevin have two sons, Nick and Josh.
Coy Adkin's is in his second season as an assistant coach at University of Arkansas. In his first season, the Razorbacks recorded an overall record of 29-28 with an appearance in the Regional final against No. 1 California. Adkin's worked primarily with the pitching staff improving the overall ERA of the team to 3.60 from the 4.77 from a season ago.
Freshman Kimmy Beasley and junior Chelsea Cohen threw the majority of the innings for the Razorbacks last season with Beasley throwing 130.1 and Cohen 196.1. Between the two they recorded 25 victories and 200 strikeouts. Beasley finished the season being named to the SEC All freshman team while collecting wins over No. 1 California, No. 3 Alabama and No. 7 Baylor. Cohen and Beasley combined for a no-hitter on May 2 against Missouri State where Beasley threw 1.0 innings and Cohen the other 6.0; the first no-hitter since the 2008 season.
Adkins, formerly of the University of Florida, joined the University of Arkansas' softball coaching staff in June 2011. Adkins assumes the role of pitching coach for the Razorbacks after a successful two-year stint as volunteer coach for Florida's softball program.
While at Florida, Adkins worked as first base coach, while also overseeing the outfield positions and assisting on offensive coaching. The 2010 Florida team hit a then-Southeastern Conference-record 109 home runs. The Gators reset the record in 2011, smacking a nation-leading 124 home runs. Adkins assisted the Gators to a berth in the 2010 and 2011 Women's College World Series and an overall record of 105-23 (.820) during his stay. Florida was national runner-up in 2011.
Adkins brings 11 years of softball coaching experience to the Razorbacks, including experience as a state championship-winning head coach on the Florida high school level. He led Wewahitchka High School to the 2008 Class 2A state championship, compiling a 27-2 overall record. As assistant head coach, Adkins helped the squad to the 2007 Class 2A title. In 2008, the squad hit a state-record 43 home runs. In his six year head and assistant coach career at Wewahitchka, the softball team advanced to the state playoffs every year while winning five regional championships. Adkins compiled a 162-34 (.827) overall record at Wewahitchka.
Before Wewahitchka, Adkins served as the head coach for Chipley (Fla.) High School from 2002-03, where he compiled a 47-14-1 (.766) record. The 2003 Chipley team won the first regional championship in school history.
Adkins founded Team North Florida and served as head coach from 2004-09. Team North Florida was an Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) 16U National Championship participant in 2006 and placed ninth in 2007. The squad played at the ASA 18U Gold National Championship in 2008 and finished fifth in 2009. Adkins also led the team to Champions Cup 18U Gold in 2009.
Adkins earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics education from Florida State University in 2001. He began his college career at St. John's River Community College on a basketball scholarship after being named to Florida's high school all-state team in 1995. Adkins and his wife, Sonya, have two daughters, Kenna and Anniston, and one son, Hayden.
Former Razorback softball standout Whitney Cloer is in her second season as volunteer coach on head coach Mike Larabee's staff, which she joined in August 2011. She was a UA squad member from 2006-09.
Cloer's primary responsibilities include working with Razorback catchers and assisting with hitting and infield play.
A regular at catcher for UA, Cloer started 215 games for the Razorbacks in her career, including every contest of her sophomore (63-of-63) and senior campaigns (56-of-56). Cloer closed her career as an offensive focal point for Arkansas, batting .335 with 54 hits, 37 RBI and 10 home runs as a senior in 2009.
Cloer joined the Razorbacks as an Oklahoma All-State catcher at Bishop McGuinness High School. She was a Little All-City selection as a senior. Her sophomore season, Cloer led the Fighting Irish to their first state tournament appearance in school history. She was a member of the Oklahoma Jitterbugs club team and was a Jim Thorpe Oklahoman Scholar Athlete recipient.
A native of Edmond, Okla., Cloer graduated from the University of Arkansas in Dec. 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in kinesiology. She completed her Master's degree last year in exercise science.
Megan Langenfeld is in her first year with the Arkansas softball staff. She will take over as the graduate assistant with the team.
Before joining the Razorbacks' staff Langenfeld graduated in 2011 from UCLA with a degree in economics. She was a legend at UCLA, helping her team win the 2010 WCWS as she was named the '2010 WCWS Most Outstanding Player'. She finished the series with the second best batting average is series history with .706. She also set a Series record with a 1.529 slugging percentage and tied marks with four home runs and eight runs scored, all while going 3-0 in the circle with 17 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings of work.
Langenfeld, a finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year award, set UCLA single-season records in slugging percentage (1.085) and on base percentage (.667) in 2010 and posted the second-best batting average (.527). The Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year also led the Bruins with 20 home runs, 58 runs batted in, 43 walks and 140 total bases, was second with 50 runs scored and tied for second with 68 hits. In the circle, she was 14-1 with a 1.53 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings.
Langenfeld is ranked in the UCLA career Top 10 in nine categories and is the all-time saves leader with 12. Offensively, she is second in on base percentage (.515), walks (121) and hit by pitches (36), third in slugging (.671), fifth in batting average (.385) and runs batted in (170), eighth in home runs (39) and tied for 10th in doubles (42). In the circle, she went 53-9 with a 1.42 ERA, posting 348 strikeouts in 453 1/3 innings. Langenfeld added 34 complete games and 13 shutouts, while her five saves in 2008 stands as a single-season, school record.
The three-time All-American and first-teamer in 2009 and 2010 was also a four-time All-Region and four-time All-Pac-10 honoree. She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times, Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week four times and National POW on five occasions (two NFCA, three USA Softball). To go along with all the on-field accolades, she was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
The year of 2010 also saw Langenfeld nominated for an ESPY and honored as the Los Angeles Sportswoman of the Year. She spent time during the summer with the U.S. National Team and helped Team USA to a Japan Cup title, earning tournament MVP honors.
After graduating from UCLA in 2011, Langenfeld played professional softball in the Japanese Professional Softbal League for the Denso Bright Pegasus until Nov. 2011.
Last summer, she was an assistant coach on a 14-U team which went to the ASA Nationals in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. .