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Judi Garman

Class of 1993 

Golden West College: 1972 - 1979
Cal State Fullerton: 1980 - 1999

Garman Question and Answer (Written 2008)



Judy Garman, former head softball coach at Cal State Fullerton, was inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame in 1993. She joined the Fullerton staff in 1980 after first coaching at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and then Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. While at Golden West, Garman also coached basketball (1973-76) and cross country (1977-79), but softball was her first love. Under  her tutelage, Rustler softball teams won four consecutive national championships (1975-78) while Garman compile da record of 211-40 from 1972 to 1979.

At Cal State Fullerton from 1980 to 1999, Garman went 913-376-4 for a .708 winning percentage. She led the Titans to the 1986 NCAA title after runner-up finishes in 1981 and 1983. She reached a milestone on March 7, 1996, when she won her 1,000th career game - 1-0 over Long Beach State. Her collegiate overall record stands at 1,124-416-4 (.727).

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Garman was a Canadian all-star outfielder and a member of two Canadian national championship teams when she played for the Saskatoon Imperials. The Imperials represented Canada in the 1970 world championship in Osaka, Japan.

Very involved professionally, Garman served two years as NFCA president (1990 & 1991). She also organized numerous coaching clinics and produced highly successful pitching videos with acclaimed pitching coach Don Sarno.

She was selected as a recipient of the 1995 Woman of Excellence in Sports Award. Garman was honored by the Orange County community for her efforts to provide opportunity for girls and women to participate in softball. She was inducted into the Cal State Fullerton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition, the former Pony Tournament has been re-named in her honor to the Judi Garman Classic.

In her first year of retirement, she authored the book Softball Skills & Drills

Garman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1966 and a master's degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1969.