USD Softball 1997



LIN ADAMS, Head Coach

Lin Adams is in her fourth season at the helm of the USD softball program. Adams was named head coach on Aug. 25, 1993. Last year's team finished 14- 37. Adams' career highlights include her first year at USD, leading the Toreros to a 25-21 record and its fifth consecutive twenty five-win season. Adams' coaching career spans all three NCAA Divisions (I, II, III). She owns a career record of 163-170-1 with previous stints at Chico State and UC San

Diego. Adams earned 1990 Coach of the Year honors in the Northern California Athletic Conference for Chico State. She inherited an 8-48 Wildcats team and gen– erated 19 victories the following season. Adams' also was co-head coach at UC San Diego for two years leading the Tritons to a 67-19-1 record, two consecutive

Adams Record At USD

Year 1996 1995 1994 Total

Record 14-37 18-33 25-21 57-91

Pct. .275 .353 .543 .385

NCAA tournament appearances and a No. 2 ranking in Division III. The San Antonio, Texas native obtained her bachelor's (1980) and master's degrees from Chico State. She also holds a doctorate in Educa– tional Administration from the University of Texas.


DANI GOODLETT, Assistant Coach

Danielle Goodlett enters her fourth season as the top assistant coach at USD. She previously served as Adams' top assistant at Chico State and UCSD. Goodlett was a four-year starter at third base for UCSD (1984-88) and earned a Mathematics degree in 1989. She is currently a graduate student at San Diego State working on her teaching credential in Math and her Masters in Physical Education.

DEBBIE SMITH, Assistant Coach

BILL CORBETT, Assistant Coach

Debbie Smith enters her fifth year with the Toreros softball program, but first season as a coach. Smith finished her play– ing career at USD last season and ranked second on the team in hits, runs and runs batted in. She batted .280 through 46 games and was the starting catcher.

Bill Corbett is in his second season with the Torero softball program as the pitching coach. Corbett spent 13 years coaching local travel teams and working with individuals in San Diego County. Eleven of his stu– dents have been named CIF Player of the Year and 23 have been recipients of student-athlete softball schol– arships to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Corbett also played fastpitch softball for 17 years. Corbett graduated from Amherst College in 1960. He served as a Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Army for four years in South Korea. Currently, Corbett is the Chief Litigation Investigator for the City of San Diego and has held that position for 24 years.

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