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Wallin selected as UH-Hilo softball head coach

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University of Hawai`i at Hilo Director of Athletics Dexter Irvin today announced the selection of Jaime Wallin as the women’s softball head coach. Wallin comes to Hilo from NCAA Division I Lafayette College where she guided the Leopards to a 15-33 record this past season.

In 2009, Wallin guided Sonoma State to its first winning season in nine years. Under her guidance, the Seawolves made two trips to the NCAA Division II postseason (2007, 2009) and recorded their first three postseason victories in program history. During her tenure, Wallin coached one California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year as well as one Newcomer of the Year and five all-region players. She picked up her 100th career victory in April 2009.

“I am very excited to welcome Jamie to our staff,” said Irvin. “She is a professional that will fit in well with our community and our staff. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our softball program and those that made it possible. We have had great community support, and the leadership of Fred and James has been outstanding. Vulcan softball is in good hands and I know our players will appreciate the strengths and experience Coach Wallin has to offer.”

Prior to her time at Sonoma State, Wallin was the assistant softball coach at Stony Brook (SUNY) for two years and was named the Stony Brook Female Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004.

Wallin began her coaching career as a student assistant coach at Queens College from 1999-2000 before spending three years as an assistant coach at the University of California-Davis (2000-03).

Wallin played collegiate softball at Pace University and Queens College. She was a 1997 all-conference selection at Pace and was a two-time all-conference player at second and third base while at Queens. The Knights captured the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference championship during Wallin’s senior campaign.

Wallin graduated from Queens in 1999 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in exercise science and psychology. She also received a masters degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sport performance from California State University in 2003.

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