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Fullerton's Michelle Gromacki named assistant coach of USA softball team

July 8, 2010 | 12:58 pm

Cal State Fullerton softball head coach Michelle Gromacki has been named assistant coach of the 2010 USA women’s national team. She replaces Barb Jordan, who has stepped down for personal reasons.

Gromacki, who is in her 11th season at Fullerton, will help lead the U.S. team to the KFC World Cup of Softball July 22-26 in Oklahoma City. She recently served on the coaching staff at the ISF Women’s World Championship in Caracas, Venezuela, where Team USA won a seventh consecutive and ninth overall World Gold Medal.

Gromacki also served as the assistant coach for the USA Blue Team in 2001 and the U.S. "Elite" National Team in 2002-04. And in 2003, she helped lead the "Elite" team win a Gold Medal at the Canada Cup with an 11-1 record.

Once regarded as one of the best catchers in the nation, Gromacki helped Fullerton to a combined 170-19-1 overall record as a player from 1985 to 1987 while also leading the team to the 1986 NCAA championship. She also played for several U.S. national teams.

-- Debbie Goffa