Katy Adair enters her second season as assistant coach with the Sam Houston State softball program and works with the program's pitchers and outfielders.
With the help of Adair, Sam Houston made the Southland Conference Tournament for the fourth time in five years during 2016. The team rallied to finish Southland play with 11 wins in 18 games.
She previously served as a graduate assistant at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi.
A 2014 graduate of Belhaven with a bachelor's degree in sports administration, Adair tutored a pitching staff that compiled a 2.94 team earned run average on the way to a 31-23 season last spring. One of her pitchers earned All-Region honors.
A two-year letter-winner in the circle for the Green and Gold, Adair compiled a 24-12 career record with a 2.88 ERA. She hit .315, finishing with 95 hits and 55 RBIs. She led the pitching staff in appearances and innings pitched while chalking up a 15-7 record and a 2.51 ERA as a junior in 2013. She finished the 2014 season with a 9-5 mark and a 3.50 ERA in 20 games. At the plate, she hit .353 with 54 total hits, 13 doubles and one triple.
Adair played at Magnolia High School in Magnolia, where she lettered in each of her four years. She was named as an All-District selection each year, while also being named to the Montgomery Country first team and the All State first team. Additionally, she was named to the first team Greater Houston and received a Defensive Player of the Year award.
She spent two years at Galveston College, where she was an All-Conference selection in 2012.