FULLERTON, Calif. -- Pam Newton, who competed for Cal State Fullerton for two seasons in 1982-83 after a standout career at Mt. SAC, joins Head Coach Kelly Ford's staff today as an assistant coach as the team begins fall practices.
"I am so excited about what Pam brings to the field, to our team and to our staff. She's been a mentor, colleague and friend for so long and has so much fantastic experience to bring back to Cal State Fullerton," Head Coach Kelly Ford said. "As a person she is a dose of inspiration for everyone she comes in contact with and I am thrilled to make this announcement."
An area mainstay as one of the top juniors coaches, she founded Pam Newton's All American Softball Club in 1992 and has been training young talent ever since. She spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Pasadena City College in 1985 and 1986 helping the Lancers to a pair of conference championships and then was the Head Coach at Christ College Irvine (now Concordia College) in 1987 and 1988.
As a USA Softball coaching staff member her Jr. National Teams earned the gold medal at the Pan American Championships in 2002 and won silver at the VII ISF Junior Women's Softball World Championships. She has been named USA Olympic Committee Development Coach of the Year twice.
Newton arrived on campus in time for the 1982 and 1983 seasons and helped the Titans to a 3rd-place finish at the first-ever NCAA sponsored Women's College World Series in 1982. The former second baseman anchored the infield for the 1983 national runners-up squad and was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts. She competed for Mt. SAC for two years prior earning all-state honors, among others, and will be inducted into the Mt. SAC Hall of Fame in March as a member of the class of 2013.
"She will be our head coach for the infield and will bring this team such incredible knowledge, they will be fun to watch" Coach Ford said. "And, Pam has a vested interest in this program's success and she personifies the phrase Titan Pride," Ford added.
Newton resides in Rancho Cucamonga and has two sons, Trevon, 20, and Mark, who turns 12 next week.