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Cindy Ball-Malone

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Cindy Ball-Malone
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamUCF
ConferenceAAC
Record29–18 (.617)
Biographical details
BornCamarillo, California
Alma materPacific
Playing career
1999-2002Pacific
Position(s)Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002-2006Pacific (asst.)
2007Modesto
2008-2010Cosumnes River College
2011-2012Washington (asst.)
2013-2014Cal State Northridge (asst.)
2015-2018Boise State
2019–presentUCF
Head coaching record
Overall99–116 (.460)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Mountain West Regular Season Champions (2018)
Awards
Mountain West Coach of the Year (2018)

Cindy Ball-Malone is an American softball coach who is the current head coach at UCF.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ball-Malone graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in sports sciences and earned her master's in education in 2006. Ball-Malone played softball, volleyball, and basketball in middle school and high school with famed Stanford and USA softball player, Jessica Mendoza.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Boise State[edit]

Ball-Malone led Boise State softball to their first regular-season Mountain West title. She set the school record for wins in a season in her final season at Boise State with 40 wins and led them to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. As well as a second straight postseason appearance.[3]

UCF[edit]

On June 27, 2018, Cindy Ball-Malone was announced as the new head coach of the UCF softball program,[4][5] replacing Renee Gillispie who left to be the head coach of Iowa.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

[7]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Boise State (Mountain West Conference) (2015–2018)
2015 Boise State 12-42 4-20 9th
2016 Boise State 14-38 6-18 9th
2017 Boise State 33-20 12-12 6th
2018 Boise State 40-16 18-6 1st NCAA Regional
Boise State: 99–116 (.460) 40–56 (.417)
UCF (American Athletic Conference) (2019–Present)
2019 UCF 29-18 7-8 5th
UCF: – (–) – (–)
Total: 99–116 (.460)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Coaching tree[edit]

Played under:

  • Brian Kolze: Pacific (1999-2002)

Coached under:

  • Brian Kolze: Pacific (2002-2006)
  • Heather Tarr: Washington (2011-2012)
  • Tairia Flowers: Cal State Northridge (2013-2014)

References[edit]

  1. "Cindy Ball-Malone". UCFKnights.com. UCF Athletics. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. "UCF's Cindy Ball-Malone cherishes friendship with Jessica Mendoza". MyNews13.com. Charter Communications. Archived from the original on 17 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. "AFTER RECORD-SETTING SEASON, BOISE STATE SOFTBALL COACH CINDY BALL IS LEAVING FOR CENTRAL FLORID". IdahoPress.com. Idaho Press. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. "BREAKING: UCF Names Cindy Ball New Softball Head Coach". BlackAndGoldBanneret.com. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. "New Ball Game as UCF Names Cindy Ball Head Coach". FastPitchNews.com. Advanced Sports Media 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. "Renee Gillispie Named Iowa Softball Head Coach". HawkeyeSports.com. The University of Iowa Athletics. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. "Mountain West Conference Softball Record Book" (PDF). TheMW.com. Mountain West Conference. Retrieved 29 April 2019.


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