USF softball coach Ken Eriksen will serve as an assistant coach for the USA softball team in a number of different competitions this summer after being picked by its selection committee from a pool of 14 coaches.

Eriksen, who helped the Bulls to a 34-22 record this season, has plenty of national team coaching experience, assisting during three gold medal wins in the World Championships from 2002-04.

This summer, he’ll coach at the team’s selection and training camp in Chula Vista, Calif. in June, Canada Cup in British Columbia on July 3-12 and the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City July 13-20.

Twitter craze continues

USF women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez is the latest person to join the coaches-on-Twitter fad.

It seems everyone has these now, and USF isn’t shorting out. There is a USF Athletics one, USF football and coach Jim Leavitt has his own person one.

Fernandez ran a couple of tests on his pages and then posted this as his first official Tweet:

“Here in my office, with the number one SID in the country Hurricane Mike Hogan launching my twitter account,” he wrote.

Needless to say, in three more posts he’ll have beaten me. I’ve got a Twitter page but I never keep up with it.

Why do you people have to know what I’m doing all the time! 🙂