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.
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