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YASMIN MOSSADEGHI
Head Coach
ymossadeghi@swccd.edu
(619) 421-6700 ext. 5621

In her 6th year at Southwestern Coach Mossadeghi has turned Southwestern Softball into one of the most competitive and successful programs in California. Consistently ranked in the top 25 Coach M has produced 1 NFCA All-American, 1 NFCA All Academic Team, 1 All State, 1 All So Cal, 2 MVP PCAC, 4 PCAC 1st Team, 10 PCAC 2nd Team, 5 3CFCA All Academic Team, 2 SWC Female Athlete of the year, and 2 players invited to the 3CFCA Sophomore All Star Showcase. In the 2012 season the Jaguars after 30 years made a playoff appearance landing the Jaguars #6 in southern California reaching regional round II playoffs ending with a 28-14 record. With those efforts Mossadeghi was awarded PCAC Coach of the Year and Southwestern College Female Coach of the Year.

Prior to Southwestern, Yasmin has been the Associate Head Softball Coach for the past three years with Mount San Antonio College taking on the role of working with the outfielders, hitting, and coordinating the recruiting plan. While at Mt. SAC the mounties won the State Championship in 2007 & 2009 and the SCC Conference in 2007 & 2008 compiling a 135-34 record and establishing a team batting average that was no lower than .377. Coach Mossadeghi came to Mt. Sac after a two year coaching stint at UC Davis as an Assistant Softball Coach working with the outfielders, hitting, and recruiting as the Aggies made their transition from DII to DI.

In 2002 she managed for 2 years at her alma mater Cal State Fullerton where she went on to complete her Masters in Kinesiology with a focus on sport psychology and coaching. After receiving her Bachelors in Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton, Yasmin finished her career with a .367 batting average earning All-American honors and an invite to the US National Softball Team try-outs in Chula Vista. Notching in the top ten in over ten offensive categories, Yasmin is presently the career homerun leader of CSF and the Big West (47).

At the conclusion of her collegiate career, Yasmin spent the summer in Germany coaching and playing for the Freising Grizzlies who became German National Champions in 2005. In the summer 2006 she then went on to play in Russia for the club team Caroussel.

She is the author of the book "Between the Lines: The Mental Skills of Hitting for Softball", which is an easy to read book to help players and coaches understand and learn to apply the mental game of hitting.

 

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DANI BISHOP
Associate Coach
dbishop@swccd.edu
(619) 421-6700  ext. 5353

Dani Bishop comes from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. At La Sierra, Bishop was in charge of catchers, infielders, and hitting. She also assisted La Sierra in recruiting and in the transition from NCAA DIII to NAIA. Prior to La Sierra, Bishop was at Ayala High School where she was an assistant coach in 2007 and 2009. In those two seasons Bishop compiled a record of 49-6. Bishop played for the UC Riverside Highlanders from 2003-2005. She saw time behind the plate as a catcher and as a designated hitter. Bishop left UC Riverside with a career 1.000 fielding percentage.

A 2003 graduate of Redlands Senior High School; Bishop was a four-year varsity letter winner in softball. She was captain from 2002- 2003 and held all Citrus Belt League honors in 2002 and 2003. Bishop was voted “Defensive Player of the Year” in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and “MVP” in 2003. She was also on the varsity tennis team from 2001-2003.

Bishop received her bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside in history in 2007 and her Master’s degree from California Baptist University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sport management in 2009.

 

RWhitakerRICK WHITAKER
Assistant Coach

Rick Whitaker enters as assistant softball coach for Southwestern College and will be assisting with infield and offense. Coach Rick’s coaching history includes three years at Steele Canyon High School and seven years of Travel and ASA softball coaching where he has led three teams to top 15 finishes at the Softball World Series in three out of the last four years.

In 2011, Coach Rick started the San Diego Relentless Travel Ball Association which has grown to multiple teams spanning age groups from18U to 12U.

Rick graduated from San Diego State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Business Administration and obtained his California CPA license in 2004. When not on the softball field coaching, Rick is a partner in a successful CPA practice located in La Mesa, CA.

 

Last updated: 6/30/2014 10:41:44 AM