Regarded as one of the top hitting coaches in the area, Vince Kwasnick begins his fifth season with the Mavericks. He works primarily as the Mavericks offensive coach as well as recruiting.
Kwasnick helped the Mavericks offensively to 41 homeruns in the 2010 season, 11 of which came off the bat of senior Cara Hulme. UT Arlington recorded 361 hits, including 177 RBI, 187 runs scored and 141 base-on-balls.
Junior Rebecca Collom's .317 batting average ranked in the Southland's top-15. In conference action, three Mavericks finished the season batting above .300.
In his first season after implementing his hitting style at UTA, the Mavericks set a school record with 31 home runs and almost tripled the total of extra base hits from 45 in 2005 to 110 in 2006. In his second season, UTA set the bar even higher with 55 home runs and 137 extra base hits. Also in 2007, the Mavs finished first in the Southland Conference in batting average (.309), slugging percentage (.502) and on-base percentage (.380) and junior Katie Jones earned SLC Player and Hitter of the Year honors after scoring 44 runs and hitting .417 for the season.
He has more than 18 years of coaching experience at the club level. His teams have placed at the American Softball Association (ASA) national tournament each year of competition with a seventh-place finish at the ASA Gold National Tournament in Oklahoma in 2003. That season, each member of the summer league team signed NCAA Division I scholarships to play softball. Four of the players, including daughter Falon Kwasnick, signed with UTA and were instrumental in winning the program's second conference championship and first trip to the NCAA regional's in 2003. Kwasnick played on the junior college national champion football team at Ranger College in 1979.
A native of Grand Prairie, Kwasnick and his wife, Gloria, have four daughters -- Lacy, Falon, Melaney and Kourtney.