18U - Cross
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Tom Cross took over as head coach of the Blue Knights women’s softball team in 2011. Cross has over twenty five years of Head College coaching experience. His teams have won over 300 games including conference, regional and district championships, and participation in a NAIA national tournament. In DCTC’s first two years at the NJCAA Division II level, Cross has lead the Blue Knights to back to back, 21-win seasons (2013 and 2014). Team honors in the last two years included 10 All Region players and DCTC’s First Softball All American Amada Orrell, named in 2014. Cross was named NJCAA Region 13 Coach of The Year in 2013.
“TC” previously was the head coach at Concordia St. Paul and Macalester College. At Concordia he holds the most wins of any softball coach in school history. At Macalester, his team twice received the honor of “Best GPA” of all NCAA DIII programs in the country.
TC also serves as an Assistant Director of Student Life at DCTC, assistant football coach at Hastings High School, and assistant girls basketball coach at Eagan High School.
Kate is from Farmington, Minnesota where she attended Farmington High School and played in the South Suburban conference. In high school Kate played both basketball and softball. She is currently a freshman at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is pursuing a career in biology while continue to play softball for the Bulldogs. Kate is a catcher, outfielder or a corner. Not only does Kate enjoy the physical aspect of the game, but she is passionate about the metal side as well.