Diablo Valley's Luquet named Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year for California community colleges

Caitlyn Luquet
(Courtesy Diablo Valley Athletics)
Caitlyn Luquet (Courtesy Diablo Valley Athletics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Diablo Valley College assistant softball coach Alyson Luquet is among 10 persons honored as recipients of the Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award, it was announced on Thursday. Luquet was recognized as the winner for California community colleges.

Other coaches, representing nearly every level of softball in the country, include Melyssa Lombardi (DI / Oklahoma), Sara Kubuske (DII / Indianapolis), James Inzana (DIII / Virginia Wesleyan), Bobbi Bridges (NAIA / Oklahoma City), Matt Sanders (NJCAA DI / Butler CC), Ron Bretz (NJCAA DII / Mercyhurst North East), DJ Johnson (NJCAA DIII / Rock Valley), Jim Costello (High School / Los Alamitos [Calif.]), and Rob Rossi (Travel Ball / Rhode Island Thunder) are the 2017 recipients of the Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

These awards salute the efforts of coaches from the various NFCA membership categories for their tireless dedication to the sport of softball and to the continued education, growth and development of young women, both on and off the playing field.

The winners were nominated by NFCA member coaches and selected by a panel of their peers on the NFCA Awards Committee.

Diablo Valley College's Caitlin Luquet was named the California Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year. In just two seasons, Luquet has made a big impact on Diablo Valley College helping turn the program into a yearly Super Regional participant and a regular in the top 15 of the state rankings. Luquet, who doubles as an adjunct professor while completing her masters in kinesiology, leads classroom discussions on hitting mechanics and is in charge of all outfield drills, position workouts and team-building activities. If that’s not all, Luquet handles the duties of DVC’s sports information director, athletic equipment assistant and student-athlete success coordinator.

All recepients of this award will be formally recognized at the 2017 NFCA Convention in Las Vegas, NV in December.

For the Official News Release from the NFCA please click HERE

(Courtesy NFCA & Diablo Valley College Athletics)