Kim Aggabao took over the
South Dakota State softball program on July 25, 2011, after spending seven
seasons as an assistant coach at the University of San Diego.
"I'm very excited to
lead the next chapter for South Dakota State softball," Aggabao said.
"I'm so grateful to join this wonderful university and first-class
athletic department. I look forward to working with the team, and helping them
achieve great things on the field, in the classroom and in the Brookings
Aggabao work in a number of
different capacities in her seven years at the University of San Diego, and
most recently served as the team's hitting coach, infield coach and recruiting
coordinator. The Toreros increased their win total each of the past three
seasons, posting a 24-19 overall mark in 2011. The squad also turned in its
third consecutive winning campaign in conference play with a second-place
record of 14-6 in the Coastal Division of the Pacific Coast Softball
As the hitting coach in her
final four seasons with the Toreros, Aggabao coached a total of 14
all-conference selections, one all-West Region pick and one PCSC most valuable
player. Two Toreros earned first-team all-conference selections, with one
earning all-West Region in 2010, when the Aggabao coached hitters compiled a
.262 team batting average. A year later, the team batted .271, with five
all-conference selections and the league's most valuable player.
A native of Walnut, Calif.,
Aggabao played at UC San Diego, where she graduated in 2004 with a degree in
biology, with a minor in sociology. She started at the middle infield positions
in all four years with the Tritons, earning first-team all-California Collegiate
Athletic Association honors three times.
A team captain in both her
junior and senior years, Aggabao batted 297 as a junior with 47 hits and led
the Tritons with 30 RBI. She followed that up with a .411 batting average as a
senior in 2004, when she earned CCAA Most Valuable Player honors and garnered a
selection to the all-West Region Second Team.
In addition to her
league-leading batting average in 2004, she also led the Tritons with 67 hits,
with 38 RBI and set a school record with 23 doubles, which tied her for the
most in the nation in 2004. All of those accolades earned Aggabao recognition
as one of the athletes of the Year by the UCSD Athletic Department in senior
In four years with the
Tritons, Aggabao compiled a .312 batting average, including a .335 average over
her final three years, and ranks among the all-time career leaders in
several different categories, including hits, RBI, doubles, runs scored,
putouts and assists.
the field at UCSD, Aggabao represented her team in the Triton Athletes Council,
an organization that serves as a forum aiming to improve the quality of the
UCSD student-athletes' collegiate experience.
attended Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif., where she
earned four varsity letters in softball as a four-year starter for the Lancers.