Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist

Sports Collegiate Softball

Sue Enquist holds more National Championships (11) than anyone in the history of softball. She is UCLA Softball’s first athletic scholarship,  All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. 

In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all Div I coaches.  She is the first person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. Hailed a “coaching legend” by ESPN, Sue Enquist’s tenure produced 15 Olympians who represent 30 Olympic selections over four quadrennials (1996-2008). She also produced 65 NCAA All-Americans.

She has been inducted into four Hall of Fames: UCLA Athletics, National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Women’s Sports Foundation, and San Juan Unified High School District.  Enquist is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors. 

She concluded her UCLA MVP playing career with a career batting average of .401.  In her tenure as both a player and coach, Enquist has a combined 1,314 wins.  UCLA Magazine lists her among the top 20th Century Bruins. 

A former World Champion and USA National Team coach and player, she is one of the first to have played on the first Pan American gold medal team (1979) and to coach on the first USA National Team Staff (1996), which took home the first softball gold medal in the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Beyond her roles as coach and player, Sue Enquist is regarded as a leading innovator of softball instructional materials and equipment.   In addition to her 25 instructional videos covering all facets of the game, Enquist is the author of the book 101 Offensive Drills for Softball. 

She co-developed hitting instructional software and the Xprotex Batting Gloves.  She also invented the SB401 training bat and Kwik-Slide sliding wrap. She is the founder of championsfestival.com, as well as, an expert witness for Title IX cases. She is currently a consultant for Louisville Slugger, Adidas, and the National Collegiate Scouting Association. She serves on numerous boards: Alliance of Women Coaches, espnW, National Pro Fastpitch, and Natasha Watley Foundation. Off the softball field.

Sue has gained the reputation as a dynamic public speaker. Her speaking venues range from the USOC, Major League Baseball, NCAA, numerous corporations, colleges, and high schools across the country.
 
Sue Enquist grew up and resides in San Clemente, California, and is a former professional surfer.  She surfs daily and enjoys spending time with her family.