Director of Operations
In 2022, Quinlan Duhon moved into her 13th season as the director of operations for the LSU softball program after her exceptional four-year career from 2005-08. She also served as a student marketing assistant during the 2008-09 academic year following her playing career.
Duhon is responsible for handling all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the softball program which earned its sixth trip to the Women’s College World Series in 2017. Her responsibilities include overseeing all team travel, ordering and distributing all team apparel and equipment, organizing recruiting functions and campus visits, supporting camp operations, supervising player academic progress, as well as serving as the program’s liaison to the Diamond Backers Booster Club. She also oversees a staff of four student managers.
A four-time LSU Softball letter winner, Duhon has served on the LSU National L Club Board of Directors since 2013. The LSU National L Club is an organization formed to support former LSU varsity athletes, athletic trainers, equipment managers, and cheerleaders.
Duhon has been instrumental in the direction and growth of the team’s footprint in the Baton Rouge community by coordinating the season ticket delivery program for the last 11 seasons, assisting in the development of the program’s “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” event to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and being involved in the scheduling of the team’s philanthropy projects. Duhon serves on the operations committee for the Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Foundation, a group of women from Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes with connections to ovarian cancer either as a survivor or family member of a fighter. In 2013, the inaugural “Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk’ was added to the Teal weekend’s slate of events. In its initial year, the walk began at Tiger Park and rose to close to $15,000 for ovarian cancer research. The organization raised over $350,000 since its inaugural year. The organization has set records in both number of attendees and funds raised in each of their first eight years.
Duhon has played a major role in keeping Tiger Park as the nation’s state-of-the-art softball facility. The team’s clubhouse received graphics makeovers following its 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 WCWS appearances. Updated graphics also were installed on the ballpark’s concourse and party deck after the conclusion of each season. She also assisted with the development of graphics package for the interior of the newly constructed Mike Moore Softball Performance Center.
During her playing career, Duhon was a part of three NCAA Regional teams highlighted by the 2006 and 2007 Super Regional squads. She scored the walk-off, game-winning run in a 5-4 triumph over Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2006 NCAA Regional championship game.
LSU spent the duration of the 2007 season in the nation’s Top 10 and compiled an impressive 55-12 record. The Tigers tallied series victories over both No. 1 Tennessee and No. 2 Alabama during the regular season to win its fourth SEC Western Division crown and fourth SEC Tournament title during the Yvette Girouard era.
Duhon had an outstanding postseason being named to both the NCAA Palo Alto Regional and Tempe Super Regional All-Tournament teams. She cranked three home runs in NCAA play, including a two-run shot as part of a 3-2 win against Cal State Northridge in the NCAA Regional opening round.
As one of three captains for the 2008 team, Duhon posted career-bests in batting average (.333), hits (54), home runs (11), RBIs (38), on-base (.424) and slugging percentage (.605) en route to an All-SEC and All-Louisiana Second-Team honors.
Duhon finished her LSU playing career ranked third in career home runs and is listed among the school’s Top 5 in sacrifice flies. She finished her career ranked in the school’s Top 10 in games played, RBIs, walks, doubles, total bases and slugging percentage.
The Youngsville, Louisiana, native also was a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
Duhon earned her bachelor’s degree in general business from LSU 2008 and her master’s degree in sports management in December 2013. She lives in Baton Rouge.