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Karen Marr - Pitching Coach







PositionPitching Coach
Dutch National TeamDec. 2010 - current
Games Dutch National Team39


Teams as Coach
University
AC West Coast Academy (Vancouver, Canada, 2003)
AC University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2004-2010)
National Teams
PC New South Wales State Teams (Australia, 1994-2001)
BC Australia Under-19 (1999; 2002)
AC Australian National Team (2004)
C Chinese National Team (2000)
PC Netherlands National Team (Dec. 2010-current)
(PC = Pitching Coach / BC = Battery Coach
AC = Assistant Coach / C = Coach
)
...Tournaments Participated In...
as Coach

with University of Louisville
2004 - AC Conference USA Tournament (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Los Angeles, California, USA)
2005 - AC Conference USA Tournament (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (South Bend, Indiana, USA)
2006 - AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
2007 - AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
2008 - AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
2009 - AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
2010 - AC NCAA Division I Regional Tournament (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

with Australia Under-19
1999 - BC World Junior Championship (Taipei, Taiwan)
2002 - BC Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)

with Australian National Team
2004 - AC World University Games (Plant City, Florida, USA)

with Dutch Junior Softball Teams
2011 - International Indoor Cup (as scout) (Schiedam, Netherlands) (Red)
2012 - International Indoor Cup (as scout) (Schiedam, Netherlands) (Red)
PC Future Stars Tournament (Amsterdam, Neth.)(Red/White)
2013 - PC International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Neth.) (Red)
PC Future Stars Tournament (Amsterdam, Neth) (Red/White)
PC European Cadets Championship (Ostrava, Czech Republic) (White)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2011 - PC American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
PC Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
PC Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
PC Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
PC European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - PC American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
PC Holland Tour (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
PC World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
PC Seattle Series (Seattle, Washington, USA)
PC World Championship (Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada)
2013 - PC Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
PC European Championship (Prague, Czech Republic)
2014 - PC USA Tour I (various sites, Florida, USA)

(BC = Battery Coach / AC = Assistant Coach / PC = Pitching Coach)

Career
In December 2010, Australian-born Karen Marr was named the new Pitching Coach of the Dutch National Women Softball Team. Karen arrives in the Netherlands on January 7 and is active as Pitching Coach since that date. She succeeds Nancy Evans, who was the Pitching Coach of the Dutch National Team from February 2009-August 2010. While Nancy was recovering from a knee-injury in November-December 2009, Tracy Bunge took over as Pitching Coach for the Orange, then re-joined the Dutch Team for the World Championship in Venezuela when she, as well as Nancy Evans assisted Montvidas.

In August 2011, Karen is a member of the coaching staff when the Dutch National Softball Team captures its second consecutive title during the European Championship in Italy. She also is the pitching coach of the Orange squad when it again wins the European Championship-title unbeaten in the Czech Republic.

From 2004 through May of 2010, Karen Marr was the Pitching Coach of the softball-team of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. A wellknown school that is playing in the strong Big East Conference.

With the Cardinals, the softball-team of the University of Louisville, Karen Marr had an important part in the successes of the last seven years. In that period, the team climbed as high as fourteenth place in the national Top-25. In the years that Karen was active in Louisville, eight of her pitchers were named to All-Big East or All-Conference Teams, while two were named All-American. Furthermore, the team reached the NCAA Tournament in seven consecutive years and her pitchers set a school-record by striking out 457 batters in 2005.

Before coming to America, Karen Marr was the National Battery Development Coach of the Australian Softball Federation. Between 1994 and 2001, she was the Pitching Coach of several New South Wales State Teams, leading seven of them to a national championship. In 1994 and 1996, Karen was the Battery Coach for the New South Wales Development Teams.

Besides that, she also was affiliated with several national Australian teams. In 1999, Karen was the Battery Coach of the national under-19 team which then participated in the World Junior Championship in Taiwan. Three years later, Karen participated with the same team in the ever-strong Canada Cup.

She was then Assistant Coach in 2004 of the National Australian Team that participated in the World University Games in Florida. In 2000, Karen Marr worked as coach with the National Olympic Team of China.

Karen also worked as coach at West Coast Academy in Vancouver (Canada) in 2003 and completed several certification courses of the Australian Softball Federation, including Level 3, which is the highest level for coaches. She also was a lecturer at clinics of the Australian Federation from 1998-2003.

2011 --- In March, Karen makes her debut as coach of the Dutch National Team during the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- In June, Karen Marr participates with the Dutch National Team as Pitching Coach in the Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia in Bollate (Italy) and therefore is a member of the team's staff when it plays the 100th game in history against Italy on June 2 --- For Karen, this is her first international game with the Dutch National Team --- On August 6, Karen is a member of the staff when the Dutch Team again captures the title during the European Championship in Italy.
2010 --- In December, Karen is named Pitching Coach of the Dutch National Softball Team.
2004 --- This year, Karen is the Assistant Coach of the Australian National Team during the World University Games in Florida --- She also becomes the Assistant Coach of the softball-team of the University of Louisville in the USA, her first of seven years with the team, which reaches the NCAA Regional Tournament for the first time.
2003 --- Karen is one of the coaches of West Coast Academy in Vancouver (Canada).
2002 --- Karen returns to the Australian Junior Team, which this time participates in the Canada Cup.
2000 --- In China, Karen works as coach with the National Olympic Team of China, which prepares for the Olympic Games in Sydney (Australia).
1999 --- With the Austrialian National Junior Team, Karen participates as coach in the World Junior Championship in Taiwan.
1994 --- Karen starts her first of eight years as Pitching Coach for New South Wales State Teams.

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