Oct. 17, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara softball program has added Brie Galicinao as an assistant coach, it was announced Monday.
Galicinao was most recently the director of athletic relations at Princeton University, where she was a four-year softball letterwinner and the university's Sportswoman of the Year in 2002. She replaces Kristi Bredbenner, who left UCSB after three seasons to serve as head coach of Division II Emporia State in Emporia, Kan.
"I am very excited to have someone on our staff that has competed at the top of the Division I level," head coach Kristy Schroeder said. "Brie's experience and knowledge in all areas of the game along with her ability to focus on our pitchers will be a big boost for our program."
Galicinao comes to Santa Barbara with one season of assistant coaching experience at Princeton in 2003, helping guide the Tigers to a 24-21-1 record and a berth in the NCAA Regionals. She was also a camp instructor and skills coach and has worked in athletic marketing at Princeton for nearly two years.
As a four-year starter at Princeton from 1999-2002, Galicinao led the team to an Ivy League Championship her senior year. Serving as the Tiger's captain that season, she was named Ivy League Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season and earned a spot the 2002 NCAA All-Region Tournament Team. Galicinao was the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2001 after posting the 10th-lowest ERA in the Divison I ranks.
The Stockton, Calif. native began her tenure at UCSB October 10 and will be involved in all aspects of the coaching process, focusing primarily on pitching and catching. She joins Schroeder, who is entering her fifth season as the coach of the Gauchos.