Bridges-Thorpe will start her new position on Sept. 28 (Friday) and will spend the next several months putting the team together, working on a schedule and getting the
“I am thrilled that we are able to attract someone with
Bridges-Thorpe has been the head softball coach at Whittier (
Prior to her taking over the head coaching position in August of 2002, Whittier’s softball team had a record of 4-33. This past season (2006-07) she guided Whittier to an overall record of 23-17, and a 12-12 mark in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to finish fourth.
Last year Bridges-Thorpe guided her players to five All-SCIAC honors, the rookie of the year in the conference and two NCAA All-West Region awards. The team finished the season 28th in the nation (NCAA III) for team batting average at .337.
Bridges-Thorpe played her intercollegiate softball at the
She received her bachelor’s degree in economics management science at UCSD in June of 2000. She is currently working on her master’s degree in business administration from Cal-Poly Ponoma. Bridges-Thorpe and her husband Eric have two daughters, Jordan and Peyton.