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Mary-Ann Hatt - Assistant Coach

PositionAssistant Coach
Dutch National Team1994 (as player); Jan. 2005 - Sep. 2008 (as Assistant Coach)
Games Dutch National Team2 (as player); 60 (as Coach)
Dutch Junior Team (Red)2004 - 2005 (as Head Coach); 2011; Nov. 2013-current (as Coach)
Dutch Junior Team WhiteJan. 2011 - Oct. 2013 (Assistant Coach)
Games Dutch Juniors White10 (as Coach)


Clubs / Teams as Player
Storks (The Hague)
ADO (The Hague, 1987) (*)
HHC/Sparks (Haarlem, 1988-1991; 1994-1996) (*)
HCAW (Bussum, 1992-1993) (*)

as Coach
Clubteams
AC Sparks (Haarlem, 1997) (*)
HC Twins (Oosterhout, 1998-1999) (*)
HC TYBB (Haarlem, 2000) (*)
HC Euro Stars (Capelle a/d IJssel, 2003-2007) (*)
HC Gryphons (2009) (*)
(*) = Dutch Major League ('Hoofdklasse')
National Teams
Belgian National Team (BC 1999-2000; AC 2001; HC 2002-2003)
Netherlands Junior Team (Red) (HC 2004 - 2005; AC 2011)
AC Netherlands National Team (Jan. 2005-Sept. 2008)
AC Netherlands Junior Team White (Jan. 2011 - current)
(HC = Head Coach / AC = Assistant Coach / BC = Bench Coach)

...Tournaments Participated In...
as Player

with HCAW
European Cup
1992 (Prague, Czech Republic), 1993 (Nice, France)

with Sparks
CupWinners Cup
1995 (Livorno, Italy), 1996 (Haarlem, Neth.)

with Dutch National Softball Team
1994 - Winfield Cup (Northern Island, New Zealand)


as Coach

with Sparks
1997 - AC European Cup 1997 (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Twins
1999 - HC CupWinners Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)

with Gryphons
2009 - HC Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Belgian National Softball Team
1999 - BC Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Parma, Italy)
2001 - AC European Championships (Prague, Czech Republic)
2003 - HC European Championships (Caronno Pertusella/Cupramontana, Italy)
HC Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Macerata, Italy)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2005 - AC Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
AC European Championships (Prague, Czech Rep.)
2006 - AC Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
AC World Championships (Beijing, China)
AC Japan Cup (Yokohama, Japan)
2007 - AC Australia Test Series (Enschede/Oosterhout/Haarlem, Netherlands)
AC European Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
AC Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Ronchi/Castions/Staranzano, Italy)
2008 - AC American Tour I (California/Hawaii, USA)
AC American (NPF) Tour II (Pennsylvania/Illinois/Ohio, USA)
AC Holland Tour (Santpoort/Groningen/Oldenzaal, Netherlands)
AC Tri-Nation Exhibition Series (Sendai, Japan)
AC Olympic Games (Beijing, China)

with Dutch Junior Red Team
2005 - HC Kingdom Games (Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles)
2011 - HC International Indoor Cup (Team Blue) (Schiedam, Netherlands)
2013 - CI International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Neth.)

with Dutch Junior White Team
2011 - HC Right To Play Future Stars Tournament (Team Blue) (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
AC Amsterdam Canals Softball Series (Amsterdam, Neth.)
AC European Championship Cadets (Deurne, Belgium)
2012 - HC Future Stars Tournament (Team Black) (Amsterdam, Neth.) (Red/White)
2013 - HC Future Stars Tournament (Team Grey) (Amsterdam, Neth.) (Red/White)

(HC = Head Coach / AC = Assistant Coach / BC = Bench Coach / CC = Catching Instructor)

Career
Towards the end of January 2011, Mary-Ann Hatt returns to being one of the coaches of a Dutch National Youth Team, as she is named the Assistant Coach of the so-called Dutch Junior White Team (Cadets). With this team, she assists Head Coach Marjan Smit and in 2011 captures the title during the European Cadets Championship in Belgium. In 2011, Mary-Ann also assists Head Coach Mireille Gill'ard at the Junior Red Team filling in for Nathalie Franssen after the latter is sidelined several months due to a torn Achilles-tendon.

In 2009, Mary-Ann Hatt returns to clubcoaching, as she is the Head Coach of Gryphons, which plays in the Dutch big league. After a strong start of the season, Gryphons finishes in seventh place and ends up losing in the promotion/relegation play-off against Olympia Haarlem, resulting in relegation to the First Division. After completion of the season, Mary-Ann steps down as coach.

In 2008, Mary-Ann starts her fourth season as a member of the coaching staff of the Dutch Women Softball Team. She is appointed to the staff in January 2005 after Gonny Farley steps down after the 2004 season. Together with André Prins, who was the Head Coach of the Dutch Junior Team through 2009, Mary-Ann leads the first practices of the national team and also is in charge of the Dutch Juniors as the Head Coach. In 2004, she also leads the national juniors. In March of 2005, Liz Kelly is named Head Coach of the Dutch National Team and is assisted that year by both Mary-Ann Hatt and André Prins.

Coach Hatt, who lists everything made by her grandmother, mother and sister as her favorite food, is the Head Coach of Euro Stars in the Dutch Major League Softball through 2007. In 2004, she returns to the Dutch big league as coach after Euro Stars had won the championship title in the First Division in the previous season and promotes to the Major League, when Mary-Ann also is the coach. In her seven seasons at the big league level, Mary-Ann's record is 105-130.

In 1999, Mary-Ann makes her international coaching debut, as she is a member of the coaching staff of the Belgian National Team. In the first year, she is the Bench Coach, then assists wellknown Dutch coach Nol Houtkamp, who is the Head Coach of the Belgian women. Houtkamp coached the Dutch National Women Team for 15 years, which is still a record. In 2002, Mary-Ann takes over as Head Coach of Belgium.

Since 1997, Mary-Ann Hatt concentrates on coaching. In this year, she is the Assistant Coach at Sparks Haarlem, but is named Head Coach of Twins the year after. In doing so, she makes her coaching debut in the Dutch big league and leads Twins for two seasons. In 2000, she is the Head Coach for TYBB, also in the big league.

After the 1996 season, Mary-Ann Hatt concludes her active career as a player, but sets career-highs with 19 runs scored, 12 runs batted in and a .281 batting average. The season marks her tenth in the Dutch big league, after making her debut in 1987.

In 1994, Mary-Ann plays travels with the Dutch National Softball Team to New Zealand to play a series of games and participates in the Winfield Cup Tournament against the host country. During that trip, Mary-Ann is a teammate of Anouk Mels, who in 2008 returns to the National Team-roster, while Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar travels with the team to make a video-film of their journey across the North Island of New Zealand.

As she wants to play a teamsport besides doing judo, Mary-Ann decides to play softball in 1973 with Storks in the city of The Hague. Later, she moves to ADO, also from The Hague, with whom she makes her debut in the Dutch Major League in 1987. In her career as player, she primarily plays as a catcher, but also is used at third base, short stop and in the outfield, while playing for Storks, ADO, HHC (which later became Sparks Haarlem) and HCAW.

Mary-Ann, who lists Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as her favorite actors and Whoopi Goldberg, Meryl Streep, Demi Moore, Halle Berry and Jodie Foster as her favorite actresses, was born in Willemstad on Curaçao, one of the islands of the Netherlands Antilles.

2012 --- In the weekend of February 11-12, Mary-Ann is the Head Coach of tournament-winner Team Black, one of the five combination squads of the Dutch Junior Red and White Teams that participates in the 3rd Donnay/Right To Play Future Stars Tournament in Amsterdam.
2011 --- In the weekend of January 14-16, Mary-Ann serves as Head Coach of Team Blue, one of the four squads of the Dutch Junior Red Softball Team that participates in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands). During the tournament, she is assisted by Letticia Horstman --- On January 30, Mary-Ann makes her comeback as one of the coaches of a National Youth Team, as she is named Assistant Coach of the Dutch Junior White Team --- In the weekend of February 12-13, Mary-Ann is the Head Coach of Team Blue, one of the four squads of the Dutch Junior White Team who participate in the Right To Play Future Stars Tournament in Amsterdam --- In August, she is part of the coaching staff of the Dutch Junior White Team that wins the title on the European Cadets Championship in Belgium.
2009 --- In her first year back a clubcoach, Mary-Ann is the Head Coach of Gryphons, which unfortunately relegates to the First Division. After completion of the season, Mary-Ann steps down as coach.
2008 --- In her fourth year as one of the coaches of the Dutch National Softball Team, she travels with the team twice to the American continent for a monthlong preparation for the Olympic Games --- In the first American Trip, the team goes to California and Hawaii, in the second American Tour, the team plays professional teams from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio --- Hereafter, three games are played during the Holland Tour, followed by the naming of the Olympic roster on July 14 --- The Japan Tour, including participation in the Tri-Nation Tournament, follows and then Mary-Ann participates in her first Olympic Games --- During this year, Mary-Ann Hatt shares the coaching at first base with Rob Walgien, but also coaches from the dug-out, charting the players and pitchers --- In October, Mary-Ann agrees to become the Head Coach of Dutch big league-team Gryphons, meaning she will return to clubcoaching in 2009.
2007 --- As a member of the coaching staff of the Dutch National Softball Team, Mary-Ann participates in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which is won by the Dutch, resulting in qualification for the Beijing Olympics.
2005 - 2006 --- In these two seasons with Euro Stars, the team ends in sixth place --- In January 2005, Mary-Ann is named as one of the coaches for the Dutch National Softball Team.
2004 --- Mary-Ann returns as coach in the Dutch big league with Euro Stars, which promoted to the highest division the year before. The team finishes in fifth place.
2002-2003 --- In these two years Coach Hatt is the Head Coach of the Belgian National Squad, participating with them in the European Championships and Olympic Qualifier, both in Italy --- In 2003, she leads Euro Stars to the championship in the First Division, resulting in promotion to the Dutch big league.
2001 --- After having coached at TYBB in the Dutch Major League the year before, Mary-Ann this season again assists Nol Houtkamp, who is the Head Coach of the Belgian National Women Team. The Belgian squad this year participates in the European Championships in Italy.
1999 --- With Twins, Mary-Ann leads her team again to the play-offs --- In Prague (Czech Republic), the Twins reaches the final of the European Cup --- Also this year, Mary-Ann is the Bench Coach for the National Team of Belgian, which is led since 1998 by former Dutch National Team Manager Nol Houtkamp.
1998 --- Mary-Ann takes over as Head Coach with Twins and makes her debut in that position at the highest level. The team finishes in second place in the regular season and qualifies for the play-offs.
1997 --- After concluding her playing career the year before, Mary-Ann makes her coaching debut in the big league, as she is the assistant coach of Johan Kluijskens with Sparks, which reaches the play-offs.
1996 --- Her last big league-season also is her best, as she has career-highs with 19 runs, 12 RBI's, 27 basehits and a .281 batting average.
1995 --- In the regular season, Mary-Ann has ten RBI's.
1994 --- In this year, Mary-Ann participates with the Dutch National Team on a trip in New Zealand.
1993 --- Mary-Ann plays in her last season with HCAW and decides to return to Sparks for next season.
1992 --- Now playing for HCAW, Mary-Ann has ten RBI's.
1991 --- Mary-Ann plays in her last season with the club in Haarlem, which is now called Sparks.
1990 --- Mary-Ann hits 14 basehits and scores four runs in the regular season with HHC.
1988 --- Mary-Ann plays in her first season for HHC in Haarlem, the club which is renamed Sparks in 1991, scoring 10 runs and stealing five bases.
1987 --- Mary-Ann makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, playing for ADO in The Hague, collecting 21 basehits.

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