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Linda Marie Wells

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  • Year:2010
  • Category:Contributor - Other
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Inducted into 8 Hall of Fames
Played fast pitch softball from 1956-1993 in organized competition as a catcher, outfielder and pitcher receiving All-American status as a catcher
Participated in 17 national championships in women's major softball
Played and coached professionall;y in the Women's International Professional Softball League
Head coach of the ASU Sun Devils from 1989-2005.
Coached ASU to 14 NCAA Regional appearances in 16 years
Guided ASU to NCAA College World Series appearances in 1999 and 2002
Names Arizona Women's Sports Association's University Coach of the Year
President of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association
Assistant Coach of the 1985 USA South Pacific Classic gold medal team
Assistant Coach of the 1987 USA Pan American gold medal team
Head Coach of the 2004 Greek Olympic Team
Pitching Coach of the 2008 Dutch Olympic Team
Conducted hundreds of clinics in and out of Arizona; author and publisher of many books, articles and videos on softball

Linda Wells wa a Player-Coach for the St. Louis Hummers in the Women's International Professional Softball League from 1976 to 1979. Linda started her college coaching at the University of Minnesota where she coached for 14 years. Linda left Minnesota to take the head coaching position at Arizona State University. She coached at ASU from 1989 to 2005. She coached the Greek (2004) and Dutch (2008) Olympic Softball Teams in Athens and Beijing. Linda is nationally renowed for her publications on coaching and is a much requested speaker on all the aspects of the game of softball.