Yamaguchi is entering her third season as an assistant coach with the Huskies. Yamaguchi was previously at Indiana where she spent two years serving as one of the program's assistant coaches as well as catching for the Hoosiers throughout her collegiate career. Yamaguchi played in the National Pro Fastpitch League in 2008 and 2009 competing for the Philadelphia Force.
At Indiana, Tory graduated in 2007 as one of the program's best hitters as she still holds the career home-run record (40) and earned All-Big Ten honors. Yamaguchi was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team all four years.
Before arriving at Indiana, Yamaguchi was a standout player at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. where she was named the team's best defensive performer and First Team All-Mission League following her senior season. She was also a member of the 16th Annual Los Angeles Daily News All-Star West Team and First Team Los Angeles Times All-Region Team that year.
Yamaguchi has also served as a private pitching, catching and hitting instructor in Bloomington, Ind. and as an assistant coach at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, Calif. in 2006.
A native of Woodland Hills, Calif., Yamaguchi graduated from Indiana in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and earned a Master of Science degree in kinesiology - applied sport science from Indiana in 2009.
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