Our thanks to Joel Carlson in the University of Montana Sports Information Department for this release. Jamie Pinkerton, the former head coach at Tulsa and Arkansas and most recently as assistant coach at Iowa State, has been named the first head coach of the Montana Grizzly women's softball program. The Griz will play their first season in 2014-15. Pinkerton rose to the top of an applicant pool of nearly 100. He interviewed on campus last week and was offered the job Friday. He accepted on Monday. Best of luck to him building the first new sport at UM since women's soccer in 1994. If you'd like to know more about Coach Pinkerton visit gogriz.com. DB