The 2014 College Softball Camp is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 7th annual CSC Softball Coach Clinic. The coach clinic will be held Sunday, January 5, from 8:30am - 1:00pm in Gym #2 at the Coquille Complex in Covington, LA. The CSC camp itself will have 45 college coaches working over two-days for 17 hours with high school age girls from across the Southeast/Southwest. Continuing its effort to give back to the softball community, the CSC takes advantage of the coach experience on hand, and host this FREE coach clinic, open to all high school, travel, club, and recreation coaches. No advance registration is required. Check the camp website for directions, and a detailed agenda and description of their topic and drills as we get closer to the clinic.
Dr. Sherry Werner
Biomechanics of softball and injury prevention
Sherry is the foremost expert on softball biomechanics, and is a noted author, consultant, and instructor on the topic, working at all levels of softball: National, International, Olympic, Team USA, NPF, College, Travel, and High School.
Beth Torina - Louisiana State University
Beth is entering her third year as Head Coach at LSU. She guided the Tigers to a 2012 Women's College World Series berth in her first year, and last year was a NCAA Regional participant with a 42-16 record. In 2012 she was also the head coach of USSSA Florida Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League. She is graduated from Florida and led their 1998 squad to the SEC regular season championship. She had 60 career wins in the circle for the Gators. Beth is currently expecting and we are hoping the arrival of her baby will not be early and prevent her from attending.
Tripp MacKay - Oklahoma University
Tripp is in his seventh season as assistant on the Oklahoma University staff, where he works with the outfielders and offense. The Sooner's returned to the Woman's College World Series last year and won the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Championship. Tripp, along with Head Coach Patty Gasso and associate head coach Melyssa Lombardi were honored by being named the 2013 NFCA Division 1 National Coaching Staff of the Year.
Kristin Vesely - University of Houston
Kristin enters her fourth year at Houston working with outfielders, hitters, and is the recruiting coordinator. She was selected in the first round by the New England Riptide in the 2006 NPF college draft. She is one of the most decorated players in the Oklahoma's storied softball program, earning NFCA All-American honors, All-Big 12 honors all four years, and a USA Player of the Year semifinalist and quarterfinalist during her junior and senior seasons.
Natalie Poole - University of Memphis
Natalie enters her third season as head coach at Memphis. She has 11 years experience as a head coach, at Georgia Southern, McNeese State University, and now Memphis. Natalie was a college standout catcher at McNeese State, a three-time All-Southland Conference pick and two-time All-South Region selection. When she returned to her alma mater, Natalie was the 2009 Southland Conference Coach of the Year, and guided the Cowgirls to three-straight 30 win seasons.
Lisa Norris - University of Louisiana Lafayette
Lisa enters her first season with the Ragin' Cajuns coaching staff. ULL looks to build upon it's 2013 & 2012 NCAA Super Regional appearances, and ending 2013 ranked 12th in the final Top 25 Poll. Lisa is a veteran of the Akron Racers of the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) League, where she was the 2010 Pitcher of the Year, and All-NPF in 2009 & 2010. Lisa graduated from the University of North Carolina, and earned NCAA All-Southeast honors and All-ACC honors.
Sharonda McDonald - Louisiana State University
Slapping & Stealing
Sharonda is a six-year veteran of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League, where she earned All-Star selections, and won the Golden Spikes award given to the player that leads the NPF in stolen bases. In college at Texas A&M, she earned All-Big 12 and NFCA All-Region honors, in addition to earning the NCAA Division 1 Softball Golden Shoe Award awarded to the nation's top base runner.
Andy Lee - Louisiana State University Eunice:
What can a coach do to assist a player if their goal is to play college softball
Andy and his LSU Bengal's won the NJCAA National Championship in 2013, the second time in three years, and captured their third-straight Regional Championship. During the past five years, Lee has seen 14 of his players move on to four-year schools, and has coached 12 All-Region players and seven All-Americans.
Ochsner Sports Medicine
Discussion on using AED's (Automated External Defibrillator)