Beth Mullins, who played at UAB from 2001-04, returned to her alma mater in June 2007 as an assistant coach. A former second baseman for the Blazers, Mullins works primarily with infielders and instructing hitters and slappers in her third season at UAB.
In 2009, UAB hitters broke the home run, slugging percentage and on-base percentage single-season records. They also recorded the third-highest team batting average in school history.
The Fairhope, Ala. native joined the UAB staff after spending two seasons as an assistant softball coach at Georgia Southern University. During Mullins' tenure at GSU, the Eagles captured the Southern Conference Tournament Championship and made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2006 Mullins mentored Southern Conference Player of the Year Shanita Black, who broke 12 school records as well as becoming the SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player and an All-Southeast Region award. The Eagles set six team batting records and had three players set individual records as well.
Prior to working at GSU, Mullins spent a year as a student assistant coach at UAB helping with the instruction of hitters and infielders. She also coordinated and instructed at Marla Townsend's softball camps for four years.
Mullins was a key starter for the Blazer squad during her playing career. She earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and helped the team to a program-best 39-22 record during her sophomore season. A four-year letterwinner, Mullins' career stats still rank among the top 10 in several categories in school history.
Mullins graduated from Fairhope High School in 2000 and earned her Bachelor of Arts from UAB in 2005, majoring in political science with a double minor in coaching and criminal justice.