OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today 25 coaches who have been selected to the 2015-16 USA Softball Women’s National Team Coaching Pool. Head coaches and assistant coaches for the Women’s National Team and Junior Women’s National Team will be selected from this list for all 2015 and 2016 competition. The Women’s National Team Selection Committee selects the coaching pool every two years based on the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships biennial cycle.
“We are thrilled to have another outstanding group of coaches making up the 2015-16 USA Softball Women’s National Team Coaching Pool,” said ASA/USA Softball Director of National Teams Ronnie Isham. “These coaches have proven themselves to be some of the best in the game and they will do a tremendous job of carrying on the legacy that USA Softball has established."
Coaches selected from this pool will have the opportunity to coach in some of the highest level softball competitions in the world over the course of the next two years. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is slated to compete in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 10-26 and the XV ISF Women’s World Championships in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada in 2016 as well as a series of exhibition each year.
The USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team will compete in the XI ISF Junior Women’s World Championships on home soil in Oklahoma City, Okla. August 7-17 and in 2016 as well as a series of exhibition games leading up to the event.
2015-2016 USA Softball Women’s National Coaching Pool
Laura Berg – Oregon State Head Coach
Suzy Brazney – Golden West College Head Coach
Patrick Clark – Massac County High (Kentucky) Head Coach
Howard Dobson – LSU Assistant Coach
Lisa Dodd – UNLV Head Coach
Tairia Flowers – Cal State Northridge Head Coach
Trisha Ford – Fresno State Head Coach
Ken Eriksen – South Florida Head Coach
Kristie Fox – UT Arlington Head Coach
Mark Griggs – Witchita Mustangs Head Coach
Stacy Iveson – Arizona Assistant Coach
Kyle Magnusson – Southern Utah Head Coach
Peter Meredith – BYU Assistant Coach
Jay Miller – Louisville Assistant Coach
Stacey Nuveman – San Diego State Associate Head Coach
Tommy Orndorff - Former Coach of the Shamrocks & 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Inductee
Rick Pauly – USC Upstate Assistant Coach
Jamie Pinkerton – Montana Head Coach
Dot Richardson – Liberty Head Coach
Tim Walton – Florida Head Coach
Karen Weekly – Tennessee Co-Head Coach
Mike White – Oregon Head Coach
Ernie Yarbrough – Georgia Power Head Coach
Charles Zerkle – Former J.W. North High Head Coach
For updates on the USA Softball Women’s and Junior Women’s National Team and events visit www.USASoftball.com.
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.