Vicky Piatt
Vicky Piatt
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 408-741-2004
Email: vicky.piatt@westvalley.edu

Former West Valley Viking Vicky Piatt is one of the most recognizable coaches in collegiate softball.

Her experience includes a successful college career at Cal, the National Pro Fast Pitch League, the USA National Softball team and the Olympic Games.

As a member of the USA National Team, Vicky Galindo, as she was then known, represented the United States during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, where she won a silver medal. She was also a member of the national team for the 2007 World Cup and Pan American Games.

Galindo helped guide the National Team to a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships in Beijing. In 2005, she earned a gold medal at the Pan Am qualifier and helped the team to a silver medal in the inaugural World Cup.

Also in 2005, Galindo led the Cal Golden Bears to the Women’s College World Series. She was a first team All-America, a first team Easton All-America, a Pac-10 All-Conference honoree and a Player of the Year candidate.

In 2004, Galindo and the Bears were WCWS runner-ups. The third baseman earned WCWS All-Tournament honors as well as first team All-America honors, first team Easton All-America honors, first team All-Region honors and second team All-Pac-10 honors. She joined the USA Schutt Elite Team in 2004, guiding the team to championships in the Canada Cup and the Champions Cup. That same year, she was on the National Team that won a silver medal at the Japan Cup.

Galindo played for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fast Pitch team and was named to the NPF All-Star team from 2005-07.

Prior to playing for Cal, Galindo played a year at West Valley College, leading the team to the 2002 CCCAA State Championship. Galindo earned All-American honors and was a first team All-League selection in 2002.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Member of the USA Softball National Team
  • Inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame in 2015
  • Won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • Three-time First Team All-America and two-time Easton All-America while at Cal
  • Played in three Women’s College World Series, including a runner-up finishes in 2003 & 2004
  • 2006 World Championship and 2007 Pan Am Games Qualifier gold medalist
  • 2005 World Cup and 2005 Japan Cup silver medalist
  • 2006, 2007 & 2008 World Cup gold medalist
  • 2006 & 2007 Japan Cup gold medalist
  • National Elite Softball gold medalist at the 2004 Canada Cup and the 2004 Champions Cup
  • Three-time All-Pac-10 Conference 
  • Three-time National Pro Fast Pitch All-Star selection (2005, 2006 & 2007)
  • Jersey retired by the Chicago Bandits in 2014