Biola softball coach steps down

Carissa Millsap-Kalaba, head softball coach at Biola
University for the past five years, has announced her resignation.

Millsap-Kalaba, the seventh softball coach in the school’s history, will
be leaving to pursue a Master’s Degree. During her tenure with the Eagles,
she has compiled an overall record of 143-93 (.606 winning percentage),
averaging just under 29 wins per season.

“Carissa did a wonderful job and I am thankful for the five years she
served Biola as the softball coach,” said Biola University Athletic
Director Dave Holmquist. “Upon completion of her graduate studies, I am
confident that she will resume her coaching career with great success.”

While at Biola, Millsap-Kalaba guided the Eagles to five consecutive
playoff appearances, the longest such streak in the program’s 17-year
history. Her teams also finished no lower than fifth in the always-tough
Golden State Athletic Conference, posting an overall mark of 59-61.

The Eagles capped the 2009 season with a record of 19-21, ranking third in
the conference with a 1.84 ERA and fourth in offense with a .273 team
batting average. Biola reached the GSAC Tournament thanks to a fifth-place
conference finish, falling to Azusa Pacific University in one of two
first-round, play-in games.

In her previous four seasons, Millsap-Kalaba averaged 31 wins per year. In
2005, she led the Eagles to a 34-16 mark and the team’s first NAIA Region
II appearance in three seasons. She followed that up with a 32-14 record
in the 2006 season, the third-best season in the program’s history.

                  Overall                    GSAC
Coach   Year    W       L       Pct.    W       L       Pct.    Finish  Postseason
Carissa Millsap-Kalaba  2005    34      16      .680    14      10      .583    T-4th   Region II Playoffs
Carissa Millsap-Kalaba  2006    32      14      .696    13      11      .542    4th     Region II Playoffs
Carissa Millsap-Kalaba  2007    32      17      .653    12      12      .500    4th     Region II Playoffs
Carissa Millsap-Kalaba  2008    26      25      .510    11      13      .458    T-3rd   Region II Playoffs
Carissa Millsap-Kalaba  2009    19      21      .475    9       15      .375    5th     GSAC Tournament (0-1)
TOTALS  5       143     93      .606    59      61      .492

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