USA ELITE TRAINING – Softball Training CT

Kathy Baughn
Pitching Instructor

Coach Baughn has had success as a High School, College and Travel ball pitcher as well as a High School, Middle School and Travel ball coach. She is currently employed as a Language Arts teacher at Joseph Melillo Middle School in East Haven, Connecticut. Ms. Baughn attended Ansonia High School where she compiled 350 strikeouts as the starting pitcher during her three years of varsity ball. She was team MVP all three years and was voted to the Hartford Courant All-State Team in 1989 and 1990, The New Haven Register All-Area Team and All Valley Team 1988, 1989, and 1990. While Attending Division I University of Hartford on an Athletic Scholarship, Ms. Baughn excelled and established records in wins, most innings pitched, most complete games and games started. Records that still stand today. Coach Baughn also pitched in the ASA Majors National Tournament held at Stratford in 1993 with the ASA Danbury Debs.

After college Ms. Baughn transformed from playing softball to coaching the sport. Her first teaching job was at Warren County High School, Warren County North Carolina. Fast Pitch Softball had just become a high school sport in North Carolina that year and Ms. Baughn was hired as the first fast pitch softball head coach in the school’s history. Her players, none with softball experience, provided both a challenge and a chance to teach the fundamentals of the game. Moving back to Connecticut the next year, and teaching at Warren Harding High School, Baughn continued her coaching career as an assistant coach. After two years at Harding she was hired to teach at Joseph Melillo Middle School where she again became a head coach, this time on the Middle School level. Ms. Baughn is also well known for conducting private pitching lessons over the years with many of her students going on to pitch successfully for local High School softball programs, travel teams and for many college teams.    Coach Baughn will be teaching pitching at USA Elite Training, LLC.