Pam Newton, who competed for Cal State Fullerton for two seasons
in 1982-83 after a standout career at Mt. SAC, completed her second
season on Kelly Ford's staff as an undergraduate assistant coach.
She is responsible for baserunning, the short game, and assisting
coach Araujo with the defense.
Last season, she helped lead the Titans to a quick
6-0 start to the season after a sweep of the Fullerton hosted
Easton Tournament, marking the best start for the program since the
2000 campaign. Chalking up an overall record of 33-21-1 and a
fourth place finish in the Big West, the Titans reached the 33-win
mark for the first time since 2007 after posting five more wins
than a season ago. In Big West play, the Titans produced a mark of
13-11, totalling an identical number of conference wins from the
2013 season, but with three less losses.
In her first season in 2012-13, Newton helped the Titans finish
28-28 and a win in their final 13 of 15 games.
"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
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,"
Newton resides in Rancho Cucamonga and has two sons, Trevon, 20,
and Mark, 12.