Dedeann Pendleton-Helm is now in her seventh year as an assistant coach at Colorado State. On the diamond, she is responsible for the battery and overseeing the development of the Rams' pitchers and catchers. Pendleton-Helm's administrative duties include acting as the scheduling and scouting coordinator, as well as fundraising, alumni relations, equipment, recruiting and team travel.
She rejoined the Colorado State staff from Mississippi, where she was an assistant from 1999-2005. At Ole Miss, she worked with the outfielders, pitchers and hitters, and all phases of recruiting. She tutored numerous Ole Miss players to all-Southeastern Conference honors and helped the Rebels to the program's first winning season since its inception in 1997.
Prior to Mississippi, Pendleton-Helm was at Colorado State from 1995-98, helping to lead the Rams to the most successful season in program history in 1997. Working with outfielders and pitchers, she helped the Rams to the Western Athletic Conference championship, the school's highest national ranking (ninth), and a berth in the NCAA regional tournament. She helped tutor two CSU Hall of Fame inductees and All-Americans, Nikki Johnson and Sarah Fredstrom, and All-American Jen Buford.
Pendleton-Helm also made a significant impact on the sport of fastpitch softball, having worked for Triple Crown Sports from 1996-98. During that time, she successfully developed Triple Crown's fastpitch softball division, which currently hosts the largest fastpitch softball tournament in the world each June in Colorado.
Pendleton-Helm spent her collegiate playing career at Creighton University from 1990-95, serving as a pitcher and utility player, playing every position except catcher. During her career she led the Jays' offensive attack and still holds team records in hits, doubles, RBIs and home runs in a season, as well as home runs in a career. She earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1995 and second-team all-conference in 1994. Pendleton-Helm also earned second-team all-region in 1994 and 1995.
Pendleton-Helm graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1995 and is planning on pursuing her master's in counselor education at CSU.