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Women's National Team Assistant Coaches announced for 2022 Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series

May 13, 2022

Oklahoma City, OK - - Women's National Team Assistant Coaches announced for 2022 Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series

Women's National Team Assistant Coaches announced for 2022 Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series

May 13, 2022
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OKLAHOMA CITY –– USA Softball has announced the assistant coaches selected to join Head Coach Heather Tarr (Head Coach at Washington) in leading the 2022 Women’s National Team (WNT) at the Canada Cup and Japan All-Star Series this summer. Cindy Ball-Malone (Head Coach at UCF) will assist Tarr in both events alongside Brian Kolze (Head Coach at Pacific) and Jimmy Kolaitis (Assistant Coach at ASU) for the Canada Cup slated for June 20-26 in Surrey, BC, Canada while Chris Malveaux (Assistant Coach at Tennessee) and Mike Steuerwald (Head Coach at Gaston College) will join Ball-Malone and Tarr at the helm for the Japan All-Star Series held in Fukushima and Yokohama, Japan August 1-9.

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“The coaching staffs selected to lead our Women’s National Team this summer include highly experienced and knowledgeable coaches that I am so excited to work alongside,” said Tarr. “They each garner exceptional qualifications that I trust will be an asset to our athletes as we continue to work toward successful events in Canada and Japan. This season is crucial for these women, the coaches and the sport as we continue laying the foundation for what I am confident the game of softball is capable of being. Let’s have some fun this summer!”




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