Saturday February 4th, 2023

Don Cooper named Head Coach for Women’s Slow Pitch National Team!


OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is proud to announce the selection of Don Cooper (Browns Point, Wash.) as the Head Coach for the 2018 USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team. 

“Coaching Team USA is such a great honor and privilege, but most of all it’s extremely humbling,” said Cooper on his selection as Head Coach.

Cooper will once again serve at the helm of the Women’s Slow Pitch National Team, having served as the first-ever Head Coach of the team at the inaugural Women’s Border Battle this past summer.  The Red, White and Blue went 3-1 in their debut, with their sole loss to Canada in the title Border Battle contest.  Cooper also has previous experience with the Slow Pitch National Team Program, having served as an Assistant Coach for the Futures Slow Pitch National Team in 2013.    

“We are very excited and honored to have Don Cooper continue his role as Head Coach for our Women’s Slow Pitch National Team Program,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress.  “His years of experience coaching some of the most successful women’s slow pitch programs speaks for itself.  We look forward to watching him lead the program next season and compete for the Women’s Border Battle title.”

At the national level, Cooper started his softball career as a player before transitioning into a coach.  Currently, he spearheads the Derby Girls, who claimed back-to-back USA Softball Women’s Open Slow Pitch National Championship titles at the 2017 USA Softball Slow Pitch Championship Series.   

Cooper will look to lead the U.S. next summer in the Women’s Border Battle II on Canadian soil as the Red, White and Blue look to claim their first Women’s Border Battle title.  The complete roster and competition schedule for the 2018 Women’s Slow Pitch National Team will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the USA Softball Women’s Slow Pitch National Team Program, please visit

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit,

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