Texas legend accepts coaching position at Big East power
CHICAGO -- Imagine Tim Duncan signing on as a full-time assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh to impart some wisdom to the post players, or LaDainian Tomlinson joining the coaching staff at West Virginia to tutor the running backs.That's exactly the kind of coup Big East softball power DePaul scored last week when it announced Cat Osterman had joined coach Eugene Lenti's staff as a full-time assistant, expected to serve as the team's pitching coach. This isn't a coach bringing in a star to deliver a motivational speech or hang around training for a couple of days in front of awestruck kids; DePaul's pitchers will get to learn the tricks of the trade on a daily basis from someone many consider to be the best pitcher in the world.
Cat could have probably gone anywhere and become a coach. And the fact that she chose DePaul, I think says a lot about where our program's at. We definitely think it's going to have an impact on the program because I think she'll do a great job developing, not only physically but even more so mentally, the profile of our pitchers here at DePaul.