Information from Arizona’s media relations department contributed to this report:
Arizona has named Lauren Lappin as an assistant to fill out its coaching staff since Caitlin Lowe was named the program’s new head coach.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Lauren to the Wildcat Family,” said coach Lowe. “Her experience as a player and coach at the highest levels will be a huge asset to our program. She has always impressed me with her ability to make everyone around her better. Her passion and energy for this game is infectious and will no doubt have an immediate impact on our program.”
Lappin has an outstanding softball resume, including playing at Stanford, NPF experience, and Team USA. She also has eight years of coaching experience in the NCAA, the NPF, and Athletes Unlimited.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the Arizona Wildcat softball family and the entire UA community,” said Lappin. “Caitlin Lowe is one of the best leaders and humans in our sport and I feel incredibly honored to join this amazing staff to carry on the rich tradition of Arizona Softball. I cannot wait to get to Tucson, meet the team, and Bear Down!”
As the head coach of the Chicago Bandits, Lappin led the team to the title of NPF 2019 Regular Season Champions and was awarded NPF Coaching Staff of the Year in 2019 with fellow coaches Amber Flores and Lance McMahon. With Athletes Unlimited, Lappin acted as a facilitator to act as a mentor and support the athletes and captains.
Here’s is a pregame interview with coach Lappin when she was the head coach of the Bandits:
Lappin had played with Lowe when both players were on the 2008 Olympic team coach by Candrea that went on and won the silver medal. And played in the Pac-12 from 2002-06 with the Stanford Cardinal and helped lead the team to the 2004 Women’s College World Series.
With the hire, Lowe has completed her coaching staff and now will have to fill out the roster for the 2022 season as she enters her first season as the program’s head coach.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.