- Kolaitis is entering his 1st season as Head Coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Prior to taking the job at UAB, Kolaitis spent five seasons at the University of Oregon as assistant softball coach, recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. During that time, the Ducks:
- Compiled a 256-42-1 record
- Won four Pac-12 Conference Championships
- Finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2014, 2015 and 2018
- Made four trips to the Women’s College World Series
- Kolaitis also brings a wealth of professional coaching experience to UAB, having worked with the Scrap Yard Dogs and the Chicago Bandits. As the pitching coach for the Scrap Yard Dogs, they won the NPF Championship (2017). While with the Chicago Bandits he worked with Vicky Galindo and several other national team participants, and players from the Japanese Olympic Softball Team.
- Prior to working at Oregon and with the NPF, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at South Alabama from 2008-13. Under his guidance, the Jaguars went 173-95-1 and won Sun Belt Championship in 2012 and 2013. The Jags advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, and hosted an NCAA Regional as the 13th ranked team in the nation in 2013.
“Jimmy is a proven winner with the ability to collaborate with those around him to get the absolute most out of his players.”– Cindy Bristow