NMSU Softball Adds Pam Stone As Assistant Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph announced the promotion of Pam Stone to assistant coach on Tuesday. Stone served as a volunteer coach during the Aggies' 2018 campaign.

"We are excited to add Pam to the staff." Rodolph said. "Her knowledge, experience and passion for the game makes her the ideal candidate for Aggie Softball."

During NM State's banner season in 2018, Stone served as a volunteer coach, primarily working with the Aggie pitchers. She helped mentor Kayla Green last year and the pitcher was named to the First Team All-WAC after an impressive season in the circle. Green posted a squad-best 2.42 ERA during league play, tallying a 5-1 record against Western Athletic Conference opponents.

Stone came to the City of Crosses after spending 15 years coaching at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona. While there, Stone racked up 570 wins and during the 2001 season, her team placed third at the national tournament posting a record of 64-7.

Prior to her stint at Arizona Western, Stone began her coaching journey at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif. She was voted the Pacific Coast Conference Coach of the Year on three occasions in just seven years with the program. For her outstanding efforts as a coach, she was inducted into the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Stone played volleyball and softball at Point Loma Nazarene University from 1979-1980. While playing softball at PLNU, she was named to the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women's All-Tournament Team after posting a 0.00 ERA that season. She continued her education at the University of Arizona in 1982, where she competed for three years on the Wildcat softball team. She ended her career at Arizona with 343 strikeouts and a 0.73 ERA.

The San Diego Calif., native received her bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Arizona and also earned a master's degree in Sports Science from United States Sports Academy and a master's in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.