Flowers to lead 2015 USA Softball Juniors at ISF World Championships
CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball
announced today Tairia Flowers (Tucson, Ariz./ head coach at Cal State
Northridge) has been selected as the Head Coach for the 2015 USA Softball Junior
Women’s National Team that will compete at the International Softball
Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship (19-Under) in August of 2015
in Oklahoma City, Okla.
an honor anytime you are selected to be involved with a USA Softball National
Team,” said Flowers. “I’ve had the privilege to participate as a player on the
Women’s National Team, an assistant coach on the Women’s National Team and now
for the second time as the Head Coach with the Junior Women’s National Team and
it’s a thrill every time. Our goal will be to take Gold at the 2015 Junior
World Championships and we look forward to going after that goal on home soil
with the tournament being held in Oklahoma City.”
will head up the Junior Women’s program for a second time, previously leading
them to a Silver Medal finish at the 2013 World Championships. She was also a
member of coaching staffs that lead the Women’s National Team to the 2011 Pan
American Games Gold medal in Guadalajara, Mexico and a Silver medal at the
2012 ISF Women’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Flowers along
with the USA Softball Women’s Selection Committee will name assistant coaches
for the 2015 Junior Women’s National Team at a later date.
recently completed her third full season as the head coach at Cal State
Northridge. Prior to her duties at Northridge, she spent four seasons (2007-10)
as an assistant coach at Long Beach State.
player on the USA Women’s National Team, Flowers helped the United States to a
perfect record and the Gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, and to a Silver
medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also won Gold medals at the 2002 and
2006 ISF Women’s World Championships, the 2003 and 2007 Pan-American Games, and
the 2001 U.S. Cup.
all of the latest information on all of the USA Softball National Teams visit www.USASoftball.com.
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/.
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.