Justin Siegel has been named Notre Dame High School’s head softball coach, announced by Athletic Director Alec Moss on Thursday.
"We are very excited to have Justin as our next head women's softball coach," said Moss. "Justin has a strong passion for the sport of softball and has had a positive impact on athletes for many years. He is committed to a winning culture on the field and in the classroom and will support our team in any way he can to be successful."
A former 13th round pick of the Texas Rangers out of Long Beach State, Siegel brings a great deal of leadership to Notre Dame, having previously coached in high school and at all levels of travel softball.
Throughout his coaching tenure, Siegel has helped develop players competing in college softball, including former California Gatorade Player of the Year, Sydney Somerndike (University of Arizona).
“Coach Justin has meant so much to me and my softball career over the years,” said Somerndike. “I know I speak for all his former players when I say how excited we are to watch Notre Dame’s program grow and succeed under his leadership.”
The San Fernando Valley native currently manages a 14u national team within the Impact Gold organization and served as the pitching coach for Team Canada in the 2021 Triple Crown International Challenge.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the program and can't wait to start working with this incredible group of student-athletes," Siegel said. “In a game where the elite fail 7 out of 10 times, players must be taught to deal with adversity in the moment. As a staff, we’ll build a culture based on accountability and teach the concept of playing the game one pitch at a time.”