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Caitlin D. Hitchcock
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Head Coach of Softball, and Assistant Coach of Volleyball
Phone: (860) 297-4032 Office Location: Ferris Athletic Center 218
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Trinity College faculty member since 2000
General ProfileTeaching
Degrees:
M.A., Trinity College (2002)
B.A., Trinity College (2000)

Caitlin Luz begins her fifth season as the head coach of the Trinity softball team, after guiding the Bantams to a best-ever 23 wins and just 10 losses and a 4-4 record in the NESCAC East Division in 2006. The Bantams qualified for the post-season for the second straight season, advancing three games into the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the second year in a row. The softball program, which started at 8-21-1 in Luz’s first year, has established itself as a legitimate contender in the NESCAC in just 2 years, qualifying for the NESCAC Championship Tournament in Luz’s third (2005) and fourth year (2006) as Head Coach. In each of those two years, Trinity has ended their season third in the NESCAC behind Tufts and Williams, two nationally ranked softball teams. The program should continue to thrive and contend for a NESCAC Championship each year.

Luz was an assistant coach at the College in softball in 2001 and 2002 and has been an assistant with the volleyball squad for the past five years. Luz also serves as a physical education instructor in the Trinity athletic department. In addition, she was an assistant coach for the Bantam women’s basketball team in 2001 and 2002.

Luz earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity in educational studies and her master’s degree from the College in American studies. She starred as an all-league catcher for the Bantam softball squad and served as captain of the softball and basketball teams in her senior season. In her four years of basketball at Trinity, the program posted a record of 72-28, qualifying for NCAA’s in 1996-97. She helped lead the team to three more years of post-season play; qualifying for ECAC’s in 1997-1998 and 1998-1999. In 1999-2000 she served as captain of the Trinity basketball squad that hosted and won the ECAC title. She also helped guide the Bantams to its most wins in one season record of 25-5 in 2000, remaining undefeated at home that same year.

Softball at Trinity is a year-round commitment. Pre-season preparation begins in the fall with an emphasis on conditioning and fundamentals. Spring practices officially start in February with indoor workouts in the field house. The team travels to Florida in March for 10-12 games and then returns home for a competitive schedule up north.