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Josh Musselman Named PCC Women's Softball Coach
Pasadena City College has named Josh Musselman its new women's softball head coach. It is the first head coaching position for Musselman, who has served time as an assistant coach with four California four-year universities.
Musselman replaces Elaine Martinez, who resigned from the part-time coaching position post in May after four seasons. Musselman is the fourth new Lancers head coach brought on by Athletic Director/Dean of Kinesiology, Health & Athletics Beverly Tate during this summer's intercollegiate sports hiatus.
"I am grateful to Dean Tate for this opportunity," Musselman said. "The city of Pasadena and its surrounding area is a hotbed for softball talent. There are great travel ball teams and very strong high school programs to draw players from within the proximity of the campus. It is my goal to reestablish PCC softball as a viable opportunity and option for softball talent to cultivate, thrive and matriculate."
This past season, Musselman was a volunteer assistant at Loyola Marymount University where he worked primarily with the Lions' hitters.
Musselman started his college coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Cal Baptist University in 2003 during a year in which the team set a school record for wins with 42. From 2005-2007, he was a first assistant coach at Cal State San Bernardino. In 2007, the team set six school records as Musselman oversaw the offense.
From 2008-2009, he was a first assistant coach at Sonoma State. In 2009, Sonoma State had its first winning season in nine years and reached the NCAA Division II tournament.
Musselman also has coached at the prep level at Louisville, Santa Paula, and Fullerton High Schools.
Originally from Los Alamitos, Musselman went on to earn a bachelor's degree in liberal studies at Antioch University in Los Angeles. He is pursuing a master's in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University (Irvine). Musselman and his wife Amy are expecting the couple's first child in December.
Known for his strong recruiting skills, Musselman's first act as coach was to add Brittany Williams as an assistant coach for the 2011 Lancers. Williams was a pitching coach last season at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania) and played for Musselman at Sonoma State. Williams previously played for a California state champion at Cypress College in 2006.
Musselman said long-time assistant Mary Geer and volunteer assistant Stephanie Yuen will each return to the PCC assistant coaching staff for 2011.
[Photo--Josh Musselman, courtesy of Loyola Marymount University sports information department.]
Release Date: 08/04/10