SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Lisa Dodd was named the Santa Clara head softball coach on Tuesday.
Dodd, who played and coached in the Pac-12 Conference, spent the last five years at the helm of UNLV where she amassed 121 wins, with a season-high of 26 coming in 2014.
Under her tutelage, the Rebels had nine All-Mountain West First Team selections, including the 2014 MW Player of the Year Garie Blando. The Rebels also had six NFCA All-West Region members in Dodd’s five-year tenure.
Her teams exceled in the classroom with four Rebels named MW Scholar-Athletes, including a repeat winner in Emily Haslinger, for maintaining a 3.5 or greater GPA during the year. She had a minimum of seven players each year on the Spring Academic All-MW.
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Judgment of the strike zone in softball and baseball is an all important skill required for batters to consistently succeed at hitting. Most coaches preach to their players to let bad pitches go but seldom do coaches have a way to teach them how to do this. The HIP Stick and the HIP Stick v2 are training devices that coaches can use to help teach their batters how to judge the horizontal plane of the strike zone.
Locating the pitch correctly in softball and baseball is also an all important skill required for pitchers to consistently succeed at getting batters out so the HIP Stick also comes in a pitcher’s version. It is called the HIP Stick vP and is a training device that coaches can use to help teach their pitchers and catchers where the best horizontal plane pitch locations are and to improve the pitcher’s ability to throw to these locations by providing colored targets for these locations during workouts. MORE
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