Tuesday, December 18 2018

5/2/18 – Marissa Young, Head Softball Coach, Duke

The guest speaker for our upcoming meeting will be Marissa Young, Head Softball Coach at Duke University. Former Big Ten Player-of-the-Year Young is the first head softball coach at Duke University, as announced by Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin White on July 29, 2015. Young spent the previous two years as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina.

Young was a three-time All-America selection as a pitcher at the University of Michigan and was named the 2002 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year. At North Carolina, her primary responsibilities included coaching the pitchers and catchers.

In the spring of 2015, Young helped the Tar Heels to a 37-16 overall record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament after the squad won 24 contests the prior season. Young’s pitchers posted a 3.30 earned run average with 234 strikeouts in 335.1 innings pitched.

Young spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, where she served as the compliance liaison, recruiting coordinator and managed team travel and the operational budget, among other duties. She helped coach five Academic All-America picks and five player of the week selections during her tenure at Eastern Michigan.

Young graduated from Michigan in 2003 as the all-time strikeout leader (927) and her 88 career wins became the second highest in program history. She also matched the then-program single-season home run record with 13 in 2003.

Young played two years of professional softball, one overseas in Italy and the second year with the Texas Thunder of the National Pro Fastpitch.

The Blue Devils are in their first season of varsity play.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

5/6/18 – “Night Out With the Bulls”
5/16/18 – Special Guest Speaker
5/30/18 – David Cutcliffe, Head Football Coach, Duke
6/6/18 – Scholar-Athlete Awards Night (5:30pm)


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