Cristina Byrne

Volunteer Assistant Coach

San Diego State University

Coaching Career:

2015 – 2016—Assistant Coach

University of California, Davis

2007 – 2015—Head Coach

San Francisco State University

2006 – 2007—Assistant Coach

University of California, San Diego

2005 – 2006—Head Coach

Dominican University of California

2003 – 2005—Assistant Coach

University of California, San Diego

Coaching Highlights:

-At SFSU, became first head coach in school history to post a winning mark in her inaugural year, coached 13 All-CCAA award winners, 4 All-West Region selections, 20 NFCA scholar-athletes, 37 academic all-conference awards, 1 Academic All American, and 3 Arete Award winners (the highest honor presented to a student athlete for excellence in academics, athletics, and community service)

-At SFSU, worked closely with a number of organizations such as:  Friends of Jaclyn, Swing For Life, Wounded Warrior Project, Special Olympics, & San Francisco RBI

-Coached two tours overseas as the head coach of USA Athletes International.

  •  Team competed in 9 games in the Netherlands in 2012

  • Team competed in 10 games in Prague, Czech Republic in 2013

-NCAA West Region Committee Member from 2010 – 2015, serving as chair of the committee and a member of the DII National committee

-At UCSD, named the CCAA Coaching Staff Of The Year

Playing Career:

1996 – 1999—Outfielder—San Diego State University
1999 – 2001—Outfielder—University of San Diego


Playing Highlights:

-At USD, committed only 2 errors in the outfield, is 7th all time for single season stolen bases (18), received all-tournament team honors at Hawaii Classic and WISL Championship, named Offensive Player of the Year as a junior, and received Torero Award as a senior

-Graduated from University of San Diego with a degree in biology and received her certification in orthopedic technology from Grossmont College