Feb. 1, 2011
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Michelle Gromacki has been selected as one of 24 coaches to be included in the USA Softball Women's National Coaching Pool for the 2011-2012 seasons the organization announced.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the selections of Ken Eriksen and Karen Johns as the head coaches of the Women's National Team and Junior Women's National Team, respectively.
Gromacki, who is now entering her 12th season as head coach of the Titans, has long been involved with various women's national teams over the years, dating back to her days as a player and on into her tenure as a coach with Cal State Fullerton.
This past summer, Gromacki helped the United States to a seventh-consecutive, and ninth-overall, gold medal at the International Softball Federation's Women's World Championships in Venezuela as well as a fourth-straight KFC World Cup title in Oklahoma City, OK.
Prior to that, she served as an assistant coach for the USA Blue Team in 2001 and the USA "Elite" National Team from 2002-04, competing in international tournaments and serving as the "sparring partner" for the U.S. National Team in preparation for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens.
In 2003, she helped lead the "Elite" Team to a gold medal at the Canada Cup with an 11-1 record and a roster that featured former Titans, Gina Oaks and Jodie Cox.
As a player, Gromacki was also selected as a member of the U.S. National Team that participated in the tournament to open the Olympic Softball Complex in Columbus, GA, prior to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
In 1994, Gromacki was a member of several U.S. National Teams that claimed gold medals at the South Pacific Classic Tournament, the World Championships in Canada, and the Pam Am Qualifier in Guatemala. She was a participant in the Olympic Sports Festival in St. Louis as both a player and assistant coach.
From 1985-92, Gromacki participated in three Olympic Sports Festivals and was a member of two U.S. National Teams that took gold medals in international competition in China (1987) and Japan (1985). She also spent eight months playing on a travelling team in New Zealand from 1988-89.
The complete USA Softball release, as well as the entire coaching pool, is available by clicking here.