Cal Poly

Cal Poly softball team adds coach

The Cal Poly softball program announced Monday that Gina Vecchione, who spent 13 seasons with UCLA, has joined the Mustangs to become the associate head coach for the 2013 season.

Vecchione, who will work primarily with Cal Poly hitters and outfielders and coach first base, was an assistant when UCLA won the Women’s College World Sein 2003-04 and 2010. Vecchione helped the 2010 UCLA championship team set school records in home runs (108), slugging percentage (.602), on-base percentage (.432) and walks (244).

Vecchione replaces Linda Garza, who left the Mustangs in June to accept the head coaching position at UC Riverside. Assistant Ani Nyhus completes the Cal Poly coaching staff as the pitching coach.