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Nicole Borg

Nicole Quigley-Borg

Head Coach
Experience: 15th Year

Nicole Quigley-Borg (486-131), whose Bulldogs have averaged 30 wins per season since 2007, enters her fifteenth season as head coach after serving as the interim head coach from 2004-2006. From 2012-2018 Quigley-Borg has guided the Bulldogs to a 287- 37 record, five consecutive Coast Conference North Championships and a 38th consecutive trip to the Northern California State Playoffs. The Bulldogs competed in the state final four in 2013, 2014 and 2015,(State Runner-up), 2016 and 2017 and the State Elite Eight in 2018 and 2019.

Quigley-Borg played NCAA Division I softball at the University of Tennessee during the 2001-02 seasons. A native of nearby Millbrae, Quigley-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 Quigley-Borg was named All-Northern California Pitcher of the Year.

Quigley-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 Quigley-Borg also gained coaching experience as a pitching coach at Notre Dame De Namur University in 2004-05.

Quigley-Borg holds a master's degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from St. Mary's College.

Dale Bassmann

Dale Bassmann

Assistant Coach
Experience: 19th Year


Dale Bassmann is in his nineteenth 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.
Toby Garza

Toby Garza

Assistant Coach
Experience: 15th Year

Toby Garza is in his fifteenth 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 and 2013 seasons, winning two Coast Conference Championships and were ranked 1st in Northern California and in the top 2 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.

Matt Griminger

Matt Griminger

Assistant Coach
Experience: 7th Year

Matt Grimminger is in his seventh year as an assistant coach at the College of San Mateo. He joined the coaching staff early in the 2015 season. Matt has never coached softball before but has vast baseball background which helped him transition nicely into his new coaching role. He helps coach in all facets of the game, from helping pitchers throw a pen, to working with outfielders. He is extremely excited to be here at the College of San Mateo and help continue the winning tradition.

Prior to the College of San Mateo, Matt was coaching Baseball in his home town of Arbuckle at Pierce High School. He was an assistant coach for 9 years. Due to an injury with his arm when he was 18 he was unable to continue playing at a high level. He changed his passion for playing into a passion for coaching and helping others develop and learn to appreciate the game also. He was an extremely valuable member of the Pierce High School Baseball coaching staff. He was in charge of the outfielders and pitchers, assisted with the offensive game plan as the first base coach. He provided valuable insights that helped build a winning program. The knowledge that he brought to the field everyday concerning the game is extensive, however he is always willing to listen and learn.
Shelly Alifano

Shelly Alifano
Assistant Coach
Experience:2nd Year
Shelly Alifano returns to College of San Mateo after coaching a few years with the legendary Tom Martinez. Once a bulldog, always a bulldog has always rang true for Alifano as she played at CSM for two years and then continued her collegiate career at San Francisco State University. While at CSM Alifano was an all-state and all-conference shortstop and leadoff batter.

A native of Half Moon Bay, Alifano was a three sport athlete at Half Moon Bay High School and in 2019 was inducted into the Half Moon Bay Sports Hall of Fame. She followed in her father’s foot step and began coaching at a young age and took some time off when her daughter, Malaina, was born. In 2012 she began coaching again as her daughter had the itch to play. She currently coaches for NorCal Blitz and honored to be back and a part of the Bulldog culture.