Dobson Named USA Softball Assistant

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Dobson Named USA Softball Assistant

OKLAHOMA City, Okla. – LSU softball’s Howard Dobson was selected to serve as an assistant coach on the 2012 USA Softball Elite Team this summer. This marks Dobson’s first appointment to a USA Softball National team camp and coaching staff.

Dobson and former Mississippi State head coach Jay Miller will work under Karen Weekly, co-head coach at Tennessee with the 2012 USA Softball Elite Team.

“It’s a tremendous privilege to have the opportunity to represent USA Softball,” Dobson said. “I’m looking forward to being able to work with such talented athletes and great coaches. I am honored to have myself and LSU softball involved in the USA National Team Program.”

The final 2012 USA Women’s National Team roster will be named on June 13 after a selection camp held June 9-12 in Ashland, Ohio. The coaching staff of the USA Women’s National Team is South Florida’s Ken Eriksen (head coach), Oregon State’s Laura Berg (assistant coach), Cal State Northridge’s Tairia Flowers (assistant coach) and Oregon’s Mike White (assistant coach).

In addition, a USA Softball Women’s Elite National Team will be named on June 13. Immediately following the selection camp, the two teams will square off in an exhibition series in Summersville, W.Va. (June 14) and Ashland, Ohio (June 18).

All of the coaches mentioned above will assist at the team selection camp and then lead the two teams through the four exhibition games.

LSU faces off with its second-consecutive future SEC rival and meets No. 9 national seed Missouri at the NCAA Columbia Super Regional. The three-game series to determine a spot in the Women’s College World Series starts Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. Live video also is available on ESPN3.com with Cara Capuano and Garland Cooper serving as the broadcast team.

Every LSU postseason game will have live audio and live stats inside the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net. The games also will be carried live on Country Legends 104.9 FM in the Baton Rouge area with Patrick Wright and Matt Dunaway set to call the action.

Fans can follow every pitch of LSU softball this season via live in-game updates on LSU softball’s social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsu_softball on Twitter.