Vlahos steps down from Menlo College coaching position


Menlo College softball coach Michell Vlahos has resigned her position, effective June 30, citing family reasons, the school announced Tuesday.

Vlahos, who completed her third season with the Oaks, plans to move to Chico, where she will spend more time with her children, Sammi and Colin.

"In her three seasons, Michell has significantly changed the culture of the softball program," Menlo College Director of Athletics Keith Spataro said. "Michell's presence on campus and in our department has been remarkable and while I am deeply saddened by our loss I am equally excited for her to enjoy her children and move into a new phase of her life."

Vlahos guided Menlo to 41 wins and was named the 2013 Cal Pac Coach of the Year during her tenure.

She recruited and coached 12 All-Conference and six All-Region performers and a pair of Academic All-Americans, along with five Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Oaks players also earned conference Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year award honors under Vlahos.

Michell stressed success on and off the field. Perhaps the best example is senior Nicole Larson, named the Cal Pac Player of the Year, the Menlo College Board of Trustees award winner. She was also the co-Valedictorian this year.

In addition to coaching, Michell was involved on campus as an academic adviser and an instructor of the first-year experience class.

— Menlo Athletics

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Posted by Menlo Employee
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:11 am

not only a great coach, but also a fabulous colleague. Michell will be missed dearly at Menlo College!

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