Softball coach steps up

Ryan Kim

New Head Coach Brittany Moeai looks to lead the softball team with her playing experience and fresh perspective on the game .

Moeai attended Carson High School where she played Varsity Softball. As a four-year letterwinner, Moeai was a catcher through her junior year and a pitcher senior year. In 2011, she helped the Carson High Colts to a CIF Los Angeles City Section Championship.

After her high school career, Moeai attended UCLA as a member of the softball program . As a Bruin, Moeai started all 58 games she played her freshman year. In 2014, she was named All Pac-12 Honorable Mention and All-NFCA Region Third Team.

“Coach Brittany brings a fresh perspective, as she just graduated from UCLA a few years ago,” Kat Swander ’19 said. “She values team camaraderie over anything else.”

Last season, Moeai served as Interim Head Coach after the departure of Head Coach Katie Griffith  before the season began. After stepping up from her assistant coach job, she lead the team to an overall record of 15-11 and a league record of 8-0.

“We felt [Moeai] had done an excellent job leading the program as interim and felt that she had earned the right to have the official title. We are super excited to have her,” Head of Athletics Terry Barnum said.