Lancers Women's Softball Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Monica Tantlinger
Coach Phone: 626-585-7058
Coach E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year at PCC: 2nd in 2015
Monica Platts-Tantlinger was hired in September, 2013 as only the sixth head coach in the history of the Pasadena City College softball program. Platts-Tantlinger begins her second season in charge of the Lancers in 2015.
In her debut season of 2014, she directed a team that generated offense as PCC scored 10 or more runs eight times, including a season-high 20 v. LA Harbor. Platts-Tantlinger guided the progress of All-South Coast Conference catcher Allison Lacey, who was also a Southern California Player of the Week selection in March.
It's the first head coaching job for Platts-Tantlinger after being an assistant coach in 2013 at East Los Angeles College. Her coaching resume includes extensive NCAA Division I experience as an assistant at Purdue University (2009-2012) and UC Riverside (2006-2009).
Platts-Tantlinger was a California Community College student-athlete herself when she played as an All-Foothill Conference player at Antelope Valley College in 2002-2003. She went on to earn a scholarship to play at Cal State Fullerton and later was an undergraduate assistant coach for the Titans in 2005-2006.
Platts-Tantlinger, who earned a B.A. degree in communications at CS Fullerton and a master's in kinesiology at Texas College, becomes just the sixth head coach in the history of PCC softball.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be a head coach, and look forward to building the Lancers into a top South Coast Conference program," Platts-Tantlinger said. "I understand the nature of being a player and coach at this level. There's a great history here that was created by a legendary coach in Sandi Iverson. One of my goals is to bring PCC back into postseason play."
Note: The coach will be referred to as "Monica Tantlinger" in all future references
Retired PCC Coach Sandi Iverson
won 562 games in 27 seasons
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
FASTPITCH SOFTBALL HISTORY
In 2011, Kim Maxwell and Chris Zboril became the first modern day Lancers softball players to be inducted into the PCC Sports Hall of Fame.
This year, Jennifer Fish, a two-time PCC Women's Athlete of the Year from 1998-2000, will be inducted into the 2013 HOF Class. A shortstop for the Lancers, Fish holds the career RBI mark in PCC softball history at 82.
Maxwell holds school records for most victories in a career and had consecutive 20--win seasons in 1990-91. She was named South Coast Conference and Southern California Region Pitcher of the Year. Zboril was a conference MVP in 1994 and went on to become an All-American slugger at Cal State Fullerton.
In 2009, PCC won the prestigious Golden West Tournament for the first time in school history, winning all five games at the 32nd year of the tourney.
The Lancers play in the state's most powerful league, the South Coast Conference, host of the CCCAA state champion in three straight seasons from 2007-2009
In 1990-91, the Lancers won back-to-back, South Coast Conference titles and were winners of a school-record 34 games in 1991 when it finished in fifth place at the state tournament. From 1991 thru 2001, the Lancers reached the regional playoffs every year.
In the 1980s, PCC won four Metropolitan Conference titles, including back-to-back in 1980-81 and 1985-86. All six conference championships were under the leadership of Sandi Iverson, who retired in 2006 after 27 seasons directing the program. Iverson was recently elected into the CCCFCA Hall of Fame and is one of the few coaches in the state with more than 500 victories in her career
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
1980--Dori Duff, Metropolitan Conf.
1982--Elise King, Metropolitan Conf.
1985--Roisin Courtney, Metro. Conf.
1986--Valerie Douglas, Metro. Conf.
1991--Kim Maxwell, South Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year
1992--Jami White, South Coast Conf.
1994--Chris Zboril, South Coast Conf.
1996--Gina Punaro, South Coast Conf.
1999--Kellie Labor, South Coast Conf.
2004--Sarah Sherman, South Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year
2005--Traci Trujillo, South Coast Conf.