Kate Madden | softball instructor
Kate Madden started her softball career in her hometown of Aurora, Colorado. As a standout at Smoky Hill High School, she earned a full scholarship to Missouri State University where she pitched and hit her way to becoming the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in her Senior season. That same year, she was named the Missouri Valley Tournament MVP after leading the Lady Bears to their first NCAA Tournament berth in 13 seasons. She was also named to the Midwest All-Region team in both her junior and senior seasons. She owns several hitting records at the school including single-season batting average (.450) and single-season stolen bases (37).
After graduating with a degree in Biology, Kate joined the Durham Dragons in the inaugural season of the Women’s Professional Fastpitch Softball League where she pitched, played infield, and batted leadoff for the North Carolina team. She finished second in the race for the batting title with a .343 average and finished her professional career after playing for two seasons.
In 1998, Kate was named Head Coach of the softball team at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, her Lady Jackets compiled a 52-18 record, earning them a top 25 national Division I ranking, and also earning Kate the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Coach of the Year award. The team went on to win the ACC Championship earning an automatic bid to the Regional tournament where they ended the season 1 win away from the College World Series.
In 2007, Kate was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial team, and in 2009 was inducted into the Missouri State University Hall of Fame.
Kate gives instruction in all facets of fast pitch softball, with her specialties being slap hitting/bunting and pitching.
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