Pitch in and be a part of the team!
The 2015 Softball season is off to a great start. A new Head Coach, great Assistant Coaches, a handful of returning and talented sophomores, and a group of eager freshmen add up to exciting expectations.
Tim Rognlien, the “new” coach is an “old” coach, having been an Assistant Softball Coach at LMC from 1999-2005. In addition, Coach Rognlien served as an LMC Men’s Basketball assistant for over 5 years. Prior to his involvement at LMC, Coach Rognlien spent many successful years with the Pittsburg High School Girls' Softball and Basketball programs.
Well known in local softball and basketball leagues, Coach Rognlien played for many years as a player and coach. Men’s Fast pitch softball experience at age 17, baseball at Diablo Valley College, and the 8th U.S. Army Softball All Star Team allowed Coach Rognlien the opportunity to play against some of the best softball players in the world, including the incomparable Eddie Feigner of the “King and His Court,” a four-man softball sensation.
Assistant Coaches Shannon Thomas, Al Azevedo, Chris Ball, and John Gamblin make up a strong coaching staff. Coach Thomas was a standout player at Texas and the University of California where she continues to hold individual records. Coach Azevedo is a former Head Softball Coach at Northgate High and an Assistant Softball Coach at DVC with many years of experience. Coach Ball is the Head Coach of the “DieHards” a local youth softball organization that has helped many local players move on to college softball. Coach Gamblin is a “legend” in local softball circles and has transformed many of his pitching prospects into top of the line college players.
Outstanding returning players include:
It’s gonna be a good year -- COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!
Tim Rognlien, Interim Head Coach
NO ONE WILL OUTWORK US, NO ONE WILL OUTHUSTLE US!