TAMPA – The University of South Florida has named Carmela Liwag assistant softball coach, head coach Ken Eriksen announced on Thursday. Liwag, who has been a part of the USF program as a player and volunteer assistant for a combined eight seasons, will succeed Stacey Heintz, who is transitioning into the role of compliance coordinator within the athletic department after serving 14 years with the USF softball program.
“We are so fortunate that when one great person transitions to a new life track, we have someone like Carmela Liwag to step into a role that keeps USF softball at a very high level,” Eriksen said. “She played this game at a high level and knows my system inside and out. To have a personal investment is a big deal to me and to the team, and Carmela has shown that both as a player and volunteer.”
Liwag joined the USF staff as a volunteer assistant in 2009, working with the infield and helping with hitting instruction. Prior to that, Liwag played for the Bulls, and was a four-time all-conference selection. She holds the school record for runs batted in with 171.