Head Coach--Gina Oliver (12th year)
The spring 2014 season will mark Coach Oliver’s 12th year as the Head Women's Softball Coach at Mt. San Jacinto College. Since taking over the program in the fall of 2001, she has continued to build a program that is both competitive and places emphasis on the development of the college student and young adult, and not just the softball player. Oliver was selected as the Foothill Conference "Coach of the Year" in 2010, and has made two post-season regional appearances.
Coach Oliver is a native of San Diego, graduating from Patrick Henry High School where she played catcher for the Patriots in addition to volleyball and soccer. As a senior catcher, she was selected First –Team All Eastern League, and served as captain of varsity softball, soccer and volleyball.
After High School, Oliver attended University of California Santa Barbara on a pre-med scholarship and earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Neuroscience with Honors. She was team captain her senior year, and graduate assistant her 5th year to finish a minor in Athletic Coaching. Oliver went on to receive an M.S. in Exercise Physiology, and an M.Ed. in Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University.
Coach Oliver is a full time Professor of Physical Education, and teaching a range of both lecture and activities classes. Oliver brings much experience to MSJC, having played softball, umpired and coached at various recreational, high school and competitive levels. Oliver currently pitches for her Women’s team, Karphone, out of Los Angeles, holds 8 State Titles, and 5-time National Champion with 6 All American awards in ASA, SSUSA and USSSA Major World Series.