University of Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard announced the hiring of David Kindred as the Director of Baseball Operations for the Crimson Tide. A member of the UA baseball team from 2009-11, Kindred returns to Tuscaloosa after spending the last two years working for Regions Financial Corporation.
"We are excited to have David rejoin the Alabama baseball family," said Gaspard. "David was an outstanding player and a teammate during his three years as a player, and we expect him to bring the passion and energy to the Director of Operations position that he had when he was a student-athlete at Alabama."
Kindred, who was a four-time member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2010. He continued his studies at The Capstone where he completed a master's degree at the Manderson Graduate School for Business in 2012.
While completing his master's degree, Kindred served as an intern with the Crimson Tide Sports Marketing office. He joined the Regions Financial Corporation in 2012, where he has been a Strategy Specialist for two years in downtown Birmingham. In his role with Regions Financial, he helped negotiate third party vendor contracts, developed and executed business unit strategies, managed product development and implementation for sales campaigns, and provided market analysis to enhance business opportunities.
In his first season with the Tide, he played a vital role in helping Alabama advance to the 2010 NCAA Super Regionals. As the team's designated hitter, Kindred hit .314 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 33 games. Kindred hit .250 with 10 doubles and eight RBI, playing in 34 games during his senior season in 2011. In two seasons with the Tide, he appeared in 67 games, starting 45 times, posting a .284 career batting average.
Before joining the Alabama baseball team in 2009, Kindred played one season at Shelton State Community College where he hit .382 with seven home runs and 46 RBI. He began his collegiate career at the University of Mississippi, where has a two-time SEC All-Academic selection in 2007 and 2008 for the Rebels.
Kindred is married to the former Elisabeth Todd Pears. Elisabeth also graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Information Sciences