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PCC's Sandi Iverson Inducted Into Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

PCC's Sandi Iverson Inducted Into Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame image

Former softball head coach Sandi Iverson, who retired in 2007 as the winningest coach in Pasadena City College women's sports history with 562 victories, was inducted into the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Iverson's induction ceremony will take place at the CCCFCA fastpitch softball luncheon Thursday at Bakersfield College, host of this weekend's 2010 state championship tournament.

Iverson directed the Lancers for 27 seasons from 1980 thru 2006, the longest continuous tenure of a women's head coach at PCC. In that time, Iverson coached six conference championship teams. Her Lancer teams made the playoffs in 15 of her final 16 seasons as coach, including PCC's last appearance in the postseason in 2006.

Iverson was named the NFCA national coach of the year in 2001 and she was tabbed as conference coach of the year nine times by the Metropolitan and South Coast Conferences. Besides sending numerous players to 4-year university scholarships, Iverson coached nine conference MVPs. Her best season was in 1991 when the Lancers won a school record 34 games and finished fifth at the state championship tournament.

She served as president of the CCCFCA from 1992-1994 and now that association is honoring her with its highest honor, a spot in the association's Hall of Fame.

In 2007, Iverson made history as the first physical education instructor at PCC to be recipient of the college's annual Risser Outstanding Teacher Award.

Release Date: 05/12/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu