Coaching Staff

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Dan Lane – Head Coach

Dan has coached competitive softball for 20 years, and current is the Assistant Coach at Escondido High School. He played baseball at Mira Costa College (1981-82) and Marymount College (1983-84). Dan is also a professional batting instructor in San Diego and truly has a love for softball. His daughter, Ashley Lane was an All-American second baseman at the University of Michigan. She finished her career fourth on U-M’s home run list (47) and was selected to NFCA All-America third team (at-large/second base, 2013) and NFCA All-America second team (second base, 2011). Ashley currently serves as an Assistant Coach at Middle Tennessee State University. Dan has coached many teams in San Diego over the years, and was part of the original National Champion PowerSurge 99 coaching staff.

Lindsey Gross – Assistant Coach

Lindsey grew up in San Diego, and played softball at Francis Parker High School. She played her college softball at Occidental college as an outfielder. After college she returned to San Diego and currently is on the coaching staff at Francis Parker High School, where she also is a teacher. When not at school or on the softball field Lindsay competes in crossfit competitions and instructs kids.

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Raul Casillas – Assistant Coach

Raul began his formal coaching in 2008, and has a track record of successfully developing players and teams at the Rec Ball and Travelball levels. In addition to the All-Star teams he led for the Bonita Valley Fastpitch league he has also been a Head Coach for the PowerSurge, San Diego Aztecs and So Cal Breakers organizations. His team’s have qualified and competed in the TCS , ASA and PGF national and state tournaments. He is extremely passionate and dedicated to developing and preparing players to compete at the next level. 

 

Scott Cranford – Manager

 

Miranda Cranford – Associate Manager

I grew up in San Diego, and played travelball for California Desperados, So Cal Breakers and San Diego PowerSurge. She had a fantastic experience playing at Escondido High School under coach Cary Weiler. During her senior year at EHS we finished 29-1 as a team, and as a pitcher faced 110 batters while striking out 76 of them and earning a 0.67 ERA. She was named 1st team All-League and nominated to All-State team. She was a scholarship athlete for George Mason University (D1) softball team in Fairfax, Va. During her freshman season at Mason, she started 41 games and pitched in 24 of them.  I earned “CAA rookie of the week” honors as well as named second team All-CAA. Throughout my sophomore, junior and senior years, I earned ” CAA pitcher of the week” honors as well as led my team in ERA in my last two years. Between my sophomore and junior years, I returned home and served as an assistant coach for the 18Gold San Diego Power Surge team under Fred Sanders. After finishing my softball career at George Mason University I moved back to San Diego. In addition to travelball coaching I’m a small business owner, and Certified Pitching Instructor. I love this wonderful game of softball so much I still compete in a Women’s 20+ FastPitch League, and received the League MVP Award this past season.