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Auburn names married couple as Co Head Coaches of Softball program\

Last week Auburn University announced that Chris and Kate Malveaux have been named Auburn Softball co-head coaches.

The couple were assistant coaches at the University of Tennessee where they helped the Lady Volunteer program to back-to-back Southeastern Conference regular season titles in 2023 and 2024.

John Cohen is the Auburn Athletics Director.

"In meeting with Chris and Kate, it was obvious that their synergy was an indomitable force," Cohen said. "Their contributions to Tennessee's success over the past three seasons are undeniable. We're so excited to welcome Chris, Kate and their family to Auburn."

"We are incredibly humbled and excited to be a part of the Auburn Family! Kate and I are overly thankful to Karen Weekly and the entire Tennessee family for their sacrifices, opportunities, and guidance these past three years," Chris Malveaux said. "It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead this storied Auburn program into its next stage and are forever grateful for the trust of John Cohen and his incredible staff for believing in us. We can't wait to get to work! WAR EAGLE!!"

"Chris and I are both honored and humbled to lead this new era of Auburn Softball. Thank you to John Cohen and all of Auburn Athletics for their faith in us to take on this role and support the program in such an impactful way," Kate Malveaux said. "Also, thank you to Karen Weekly, the Lady Vol Softball staff, and student-athletes for the opportunity and support of not only us, but also our family. Auburn has proved that it can compete on the national stage, and we are excited to build, develop, and grow this program into a national powerhouse."

Chris Malveaux is a Houston native. He has served in assistant coaching stints at Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Bradley, and the head coach at McNeese State from 2005 to 2008 after being promoted from assistant coach. He is a 2001 Texas A&M graduate.

Kate Malveaux joined Tennessee's staff in June of 2021 and a year ago was elevated to a full-time assistant coach position after serving the 2022 and 2023 seasons as a volunteer assistant. Kate Singler Malveaux was the director of operation for the Missouri softball team in 2020 and 2021. She was a standout softball player at Bradley. She served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Braves in 2012.

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