Experience: 7th Year
Nicole Borg, whose Bulldogs have averaged 25 wins per season since 2005, enters her seveth season as head coach. In 2012, Borg guided the Bulldogs to a 39-6 record, a Coast Conference North Championship and a 30th consecutive trip to the Northern California State Playoffs.
Borg played NCAA Division I softball at the University of Tennessee during the 2001-02 seasons. A native of nearby Millbrae, Borg played the infield and pitched for Capuchino High School, from which she graduated in 1998. She began her Bulldog career as a player for the legendary Tom Martinez during the 1999-2000 seasons. In her last season at CSM, the Bulldogs won the Coast Conference North Championship, and Borg was named All-Northern California Pitcher of the Year.
Borg began her coaching career in 2004 at CSM as an assistant to Coach Martinez, a position she held during the last two seasons of Martinez’s 30-year tenure at the College. Borg also gained coaching experience as a pitching coach at Notre Dame De Namur University in 2004-05.
Borg holds a master's degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from St. Mary's College.
Experience: 11th Year
Dale Bassmann is in his eleventh season as an assistant coach with the CSM Softball team. Starting under Head Coach Tom Martinez in 2001. In that time CSM has won 4 conference championships. Graduated from Watsonville High School 1961. AA degree from Cabrillo College 1964. Bachelors degree in 1968 from Chico State majoring in Liberal Arts. Graduate work and Teaching Credential from Chico State 1968. Masters work at San Francisco State 1969. Started teaching at Aragon High School 1968 to 1984. Transferred to Hillsdale High School 1984 and taught there until retirement in 2005. Played football and baseball in high school and college. Coached high school football, track and golf while at Hillsdale and Aragon.
Dale started coaching youth softball 16 years ago with the San Mateo Youth Softball Association. In 1997 started coaching the Goldrush 18 and under travel ball team. In 2004 the team changed its name to changed to California Goldrush and began competing as a Women’s Fastpitch Open Division team, which is the highest division in Amateur Softball Association travel ball. During the past 3 seasons playing on as a head coach at the national level Dale’s record is 91-20. In the past 3 years his teams have won an ASA National championship in 2006, 2nd. Place at ASA Nationals 2007, 3rd. Place at ASA Nationals 2005. In 16 years of coaching Softball Dale has never had a losing season.
Experience: 7th Year
Toby Garza is in his seventh year as an assistant coach at the College of San Mateo. With the addition of coach Garza to the Bulldog coaching staff, the College of San Mateo softball team posted a record of 39-6 during their 2012 season, winning the Coast Conference Championship and were ranked 2nd in Northern California and in the top 5 in California Community College Softball. Toby started coaching youth softball in San Bruno in 1990.
After working with youth softball teams for 4 years he became a member of the coaching staff at Capuchino High School, where he was a part of a great coaching staff that led the Mustangs to three consecutive Central Coast Section Championships. Throughout 1994-1998 Toby also assisted in coaching the 12u, 14u, and 16u Peninsula Elite, and the San Bruno Mustangs fall ball teams. After going on an eight year hiatus Toby returned to CSM. Coach Garza specializes in outfield play and slap hitting.
Experience: 3rd Year
Michelle Tating played at the College of San Mateo in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 she was named Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year and joined some of the best athletes in California on the All State Team. She completed her college education and softball career at Cal State Monterey Bay. She has coached youth softball for several years. She now joins the Bulldog coaching staff to give back and help continue the Bulldog tradition.
Experience: 3rd Year
Denise Fabris is in her third year as assistant coach with the College of San Mateo softball team, but she is no stranger to Bulldog softball. Denise played at the College of San Mateo where she was a two-year All Conference Player and The Golden Gate Conference (currently Coast Conference) Most Valuable Player. Denise remained a Bulldog as she continued her collegiate career at California State University, Fresno where she contributed to a second place finish at the College World Series.
Denise graduated from Fresno with a B.S. in Business Administration and received a teaching credential from San Francisco State. She has also earned a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Denise has worked with many athletes during the past 20 years ranging from 8 years of age to college level. She is happy to be a Bulldog again and looks forward to a successful season.