With Thanatharn’s assistance, the 49ers have posted the five highest batting averages in school history over the last five seasons.
In 2011, Long Beach State hit .279, and then was just behind that mark in 2012 at .277. After breaking four offensive school records as a team in 2013, the Beach set four more in 2014, scoring 319 runs, driving in 289 RBI, and hitting 74 doubles, while becoming the first team to hit over .300 for a season with a .306 team batting average. The batting average, RBI and scoring records all topped 2013’s record marks, while the 53 home runs hit during 2013 remains the school record. Last season, the numbers continued to pile up, with the Beach hitting .281 with 40 home runs and 69 doubles.
Thanatharn returned to Long Beach State for the 2011 season after spending two seasons as an assistant coach under former 49er head coach Pete Manarino at UNLV. During her career, she has helped teams to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2012 Long Beach State team. She also helped coach UNLV to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, while working with outfielders and hitters. She also served as the team's recruiting coordinator.
Thanatharn started her coaching career at Long Beach State in 2007 where she served as the team's director of operations/assistant coach for one season. She helped with coaching and administrative duties, while handling the conditioning program.
A four-year letterwinner (2002, 2005-07) at Long Beach State, Thanatharn earned a double major in exercise science and sport psychology and coaching in 2006.
She earned a master's in kinesiology with an option in sports management from Cal State University, Long Beach in 2008.
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