Head Coach, Italian Softball Team
Judi has run summer softball camps in Italy, and in 2001 she took on some new responsibilities for that peninsula of southern Europe. She is currently head coach for the Italian softball team. Additional duties include serving as supervisor for all national softball teams.
Selected as a recipient of the 1995 Woman of Excellence in Sports Award, Garman has been repeatedly honored for her efforts to provide opportunity for girls and women in softball. She has helped raised over $750,000 towards the effort. A widely known teaching clinician who has produced many successful videos, she is also sought as a highly recruited speaker across the nation and abroad. Many of her players have represented the United States in international competition.
Having coached for 20 years at Cal State Fullerton, Garman's reputation as a mainstay at the institution and in the sport is unsurpassed. She is proud of the fact that she helped build the CSUF softball complex herself, even assembling the press box the night before a tournament. The Titans participated in post-season play every year but two since the program's inception in 1980.
Coach Garman's career record is an astounding 1,124-416-4, putting her winning percentage at a mind-boggling .727 clip. Along with being the winningest coach in NCAA softball history with more than 900 victories, Coach Garman was inducted into the National Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1993.
In those 1,124 wins over 28 years as a head coach at the Division I and junior college levels, Coach Garman has led her teams to five National Championships.