OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) and USA Softball announced today the 14 coaches selected to the 2009 Women’s National team coaching pool. The coaches have been selected for the 2009-2012 quadrennium and are responsible for the training and preparation for the Women’s National team program. The head coach selection will be announced at a later date.
Listed below are the coaches selected:
Suzy Brazney (Buena Park, Calif. – Head Coach at Golden West College)
Chuck D’Arcy (Sacramento, Calif.)
Kate Drohan (Chicago, Ill. – Head Coach at Northwestern University)
Gordon Eakin (Sandy, Utah – Head Coach at Brigham Young University)
Ken Eriksen (Tampa, Fla. – Head Coach at University of South Florida)
Stacy Iveson (Prescott Valley, Ariz. – Head Coach at Yavapai College)
Karen Johns (Whippany, N.J.)
Barbara Jordan (Northridge, Calif. – Head Coach at California State University, Northridge)
Michael Larabee (Bellbrook, Ohio – Head Coach at Wright State University)
Jay Miller (Starkville, Miss. – Head Coach at Mississippi State University)
Patrick Murphy (Northport, Ala. – Head Coach at University of Alabama)
Jamie Pinkerton (Fayetteville, Ark. – Head Coach at University of Arkansas)
Shawn Rychcik (North Andover, Mass. – Head Coach at Boston University)
Scott Whitlock (Marietta, Ga. – Head Coach at Kennesaw State University)
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 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three 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 eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.
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