THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Cal Lutheran softball head coach Debby Day was selected as the pitching coach for the Israeli National Team which will play at the Women's European Championship from June 30-July 6.
"I am incredibly honored to be offered this opportunity," said Day. "I am looking forward to working with some amazing coaches and athletes. Coaching on the international level is a dream fulfilled and I am excited to see our sport played in other parts of the world."
The Women's European Championships will be held in Czech Republic and Poland in the cities of Ostrava, Frydek-Mistek, Rybnik and Zory. There are four pools of teams, three groups with six teams and one group with five. Israel is in Group B with Austria, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
The games will have live streaming and play-by-play with stats. You can find the game schedule here. The championships gets underway, Saturday, June 30, with an opening ceremony. Israel's first game is on the same day at 6:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
As a two-year player at the University of Arizona, Day, primarily a pitcher and first baseman, was a member of the 1991 national championship team. The 1992 team won the Pac-10 championship and was a runner-up at the World Series. Day was tabbed All-American, All-World Series and All-Pac-10 both seasons.
Before joining the Wildcats, Day played two seasons at the University of Texas-Arlington (1988-89). In 1988, Day led the nation in season strikeouts and broke seven Southland Conference records, including most wins, innings pitched, strikeouts and lowest ERA.
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