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Martinez Resigns Her Post; PCC Looking For New Softball Coach

After four seasons as the head coach of the Pasadena City College women's softball team, Elaine Martinez resigned from the part-time position this week to pursue another job in coaching and teaching. 

PCC will begin its search immediately for a new head coach. The 2011 intercollegiate season starts next January. 

Martinez, who took her first-ever head coaching job back in 2007 here, can look back at 2009 as her most successful season directing the program. PCC finished with a 20-19 overall record last year. The Lancers were Golden West Tournament champions for the first time in the 32 years of that event.

Martinez served two seasons as an assistant coach (2005-2006) to the legendary Sandi Iverson, who was head coach of the Lancers program from 1980-2006. Martinez played two seasons for Iverson as well.

As a PCC student-athlete, Martinez was the South Coast Conference top scholar-athlete in her sophomore playing season of 2002, and made the COA Pepsi Scholar Honor Roll. She was the Lancers' pitching ace from 2001-2002, winning 32 games in the circle.

Before Sarah Sherman broke her record in 2005, Martinez initially became PCC’s all-time strikeout leader with 272 in 2002. 

"I enjoyed my experiences here, and I really loved being on the field with the girls and my assistant coaching staff," Martinez said.  "I’m so thankful for the opportunity that was given to me, and I will cherish all the great times I’ve had here at PCC as both a coach and student-athlete."

PCC Athletic Director/Dean of Kinesiology, Health & Athletics Beverly Tate announced she will be accepting resumes for the part-time, softball coaching position. Interested qualified applicants with high school and/or college coaching experience (master's degree required) should send coaching/teaching resumes to her e-mail: batate@pasadena.edu.

Release Date: 05/21/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu