Dr. Shaina Dabbs recently graduated with her doctorate degree in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. During her tenure at OSU, she taught numerous courses in fitness, strength training, and management. Her dream was to be a college professor and she is seeing her dream come true. She will begin a faculty position at Elon University in August, 2015. Before beginning her degree, Shaina coached two seasons at Georgia Tech. Ervin now Dabbs, was a four-year letter winner at NC State from 2003-07.
In 2011, Shaina helped the Tech pitching staff to a 45-12 record, including a 20-6 record by senior Kristen Adkins, which helped the ace earn All-ACC First Team honors. Tech’s pitching staff recorded an ERA of 2.37, let up just 126 earned runs in 372.1 innings pitched, while recording 354 strikeouts and holding their opponents to a .215 batting average.
Prior to her stint at Georgia Tech, Shaina served as pitching coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga. In two seasons, the Lady Mocs compiled went 69-41 under Shaina’s guidance, winning consecutive Southern Conference regular season championships as well as the SoCon tournament title in 2009. In her last season, the UTC pitchers had a staff ERA of 1.97, 21st-best in the nation.
Shaina coached all-conference and all-region pitchers, while also assisting in all day-to-day aspects of the program. She helped to coordinate off season work-outs for the pitchers, assisted in team travel and developed scouting reports on opponents.
Prior to her tenure in Chattanooga, Shaina spent one season as an assistant coach at UNC-Greensboro where she was involved in all aspects of the program.
Shaina enjoyed a stellar career at NC State and was the first-ever recruit to verbally commit there. She helped build the program into an ACC power by leading them to the 2006 ACC Championship in only the program’s third year of existence.
Shaina, the 2006 ACC Tournament MVP, led the Wolfpack to their first-ever ACC title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. During her career, Ervin carried a 1.81 ERA in over 700 innings and she stands second in program history for wins (55), appearances (124), starts (105), complete games (72), shutouts