A four-year letterwinner between 2000-03 who earned the distinction of becoming the first Lady Vol softball player from Knoxville on the roster, Stephanie Humphrey-Sayne begins her third year on the staff at Tennessee, first as a volunteer assistant coach, after working for two years as an administrative assistant with coaching and development.
The right-hander closed her career in '03 by fashioning an 18-5 mark in the circle and putting together a then school-record 16-game winning streak between Feb. 8 and April 18. Twice chosen as the Southeastern Conference's Pitcher of the Week in 2003, Humphrey-Sayne concluded her career as UT's all-time leader in strikeouts (596), saves (10) and no-hitters (two). She now stands second on the list for career strikeouts with 626, third in total appearances (147), innings pitched (626.2), games started (96), wins (57) and solo shutouts (16). The Knoxville, Tenn., native also rates fifth in complete games (52) and eighth in both winning percentage (.588 with a 57-40 mark) and earned run average (2.44).
Humphrey-Sayne also picked up all-tourney honors. A two-time Academic All-District IV selection (2002, 2003) and four-time Academic All-SEC and NFCA Scholar-Athlete Team choice, Humphrey completed her bachelor's degree in microbiology at Tennessee and in May 2006 finished work on her master's degree in sport management. She has been giving pitching lessons in the Knoxville area for the past three years but now works full-time in that capacity through the company "Just Softball." She is married to UT graduate Shannon Sayne.