Trisha Ford Press Conference Quotes
June 18, 2012
Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh:
"We were looking for someone who first and foremost is about student-athletes. We take care of them athletically, academically, socially and that they go out and make us proud on and off the field. We were also looking for someone with a great track record of integrity which is very important to us here at Fresno State. Also, we looked for an expertise in the game of softball. Strong ties to California are important to us and a proven winner at the highest level."
"Well, we found everything that we wanted. We found a native Californian and an expert in softball who was a tremendous player herself. A person who has a great, great repot with student-athletes. She is a proven winner on an off the field and we have the right individual."
"I first and foremost would like to thank Coach Margie Wright for everything she has not only done for Fresno State but for the sport of softball. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her. It is important to give her recognition for everything she has done. It is important to build on what she has done."
"The most important piece is getting involved in the community and going out and making sure the Valley is served by the student-athletes. We want to get into the community and do some hard work."
"Some of the reasons why I wanted to come to Fresno State is because there is great opportunity here. You have a solid fan base with great community support, phenomenal facilities, if not the best on the west coast, and you have some great athletes that come from the Valley."
"I am confident we are going to make some noise in the Mountain West next year."
Any apprehension on following up a legend?
What do you see as your number one objective to get this program back to the College World Series?
Talk about recruiting. What needs do you see?
"Most importantly, you can win here and I wouldn't be here today if I didn't think I could win. All the pieces are here for me to win."
Did you talk to the players beforehand?
Talk about how you are going to embrace the alumni.
What are your goals?
What is your philosophy with pitching?