Bailey Dillender is in her first season as the head coach of the UC Softball Program after being hired in June of 2017. She is just the third head coach in program history.
Prior to joining the Patriots, Dillender spent three years as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech. There she performed a variety of tasks including conducting individual workouts, recruiting players, and field work. Dillender specialized on defense, primarily working with the infielders and catchers. While at TTU she helped the Golden Eagles to the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference tournament championships and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Dillender began her coaching career as an assistant coach at her alma mater Campbellsville. In her two seasons with the Tigers she helped guide them to an 87-38 record and a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season title in 2013. Her duties included conducting individual workouts, assisted with hitting and infield, scouting and game management, recruitment of players, and field work.
Prior to starting her coaching career, Dillender was a standout player for four years at Campbellsville. She played in 230 games for the Tigers finishing her career with a .383 batting average, 269 career hits, 215 RBI's, 55 doubles, and 48 homeruns. She garnered MSC Player of the Year honors in both 2010 and 2011, while being a four time First Team All-Conference selection. Dillender made Mid-South Conference history as she was the first MSC player to earn NAIA Player of the Week accolade. She also garnered the NFCA second team All-American honors and was a two time NCCAA All-American. Dillender was also a two time Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference selection.