Kelly Inouye-Perez – 2018

Kelly Inouye-Perez – 2018

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  • Kelly Inouye-Perez begins her 12th season as theBruins’ head coach in 2018, with an overall record of 486-159-1 (.753). This season also marks her 30th straight season in Westwood – she started her career as an All-Conference catcher for the Bruins, and then spent 13 years as an assistant coach under the legendary Sue Enquist.
  • Her time with the Bruins is highlighted by 7 NCAA Championships and 8 Pac-10 titles.
  • In 2017, Inouye-Perez led the Bruins to yet another stellar season in their storied history, as the Bruins advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the 3rd season in a row. In addition, Rachel Garcia was named the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, Pac 12 Freshman of the Year, and NFCA 2nd Team All-America, and 5 Bruins were named to the All-Pac-12 Teams.
  • In 2010, Inouye-Perez led the UCLA softball program to its 12th national title and 11th NCAA Championship. The Bruins (50-11) went a perfect 10-0 in the postseason.
  • Over Inouye-Perez’s 11 seasons, the Bruins have earned 27 All-American awards, 53 All-Region honors and 76 All-Pac-10/12 accolades.
  • Under Kelly’s tutelage the Bruin pitchers and catchers are a who’s who list of college softball: Catcher: Stacey Nuveman and Pitchers: Courtney Dale, Keira Goerl, Tanya Harding, DeeDee Weiman, Amanda Freed, Anjelica Selden, Ally Carda, and B’Ann Burns.
  • As a catcher for the Bruins, Inouye-Perez made her mark immediately, earning 1st Team All-Pac-10 as a freshman and 2nd Team as a sophomore, leading the Bruins to the 1989 and 1990 NCAA Championships. As a player, she participated in 22 Women’s College World Series games, a mark that is tied for 3rd best in UCLA history). Among the UCLA pitchers during her 5 seasons as a player were Lisa Longaker and Lisa Fernandez, both of whom were named to the NCAA’s 25th Anniversary All-WCWS Team.

“Winning is in Kelly’s DNA and she brings a huge pitching, catching and competing element to our Pitching Summits. “

~Cindy Bristow

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