Sami Baugh
Sami Baugh

Assistant Coach

Second Season

Alma Mater:
Iowa '07


UIC Softball To Offer Holiday Clinics

The clinics will be held on December 8.


UIC Softball To Offer Clinics

There is a clinic for catching, hitting and pitching.


UIC Resumes Conference Play At Butler

The three-game series begins Friday at 3:00 p.m. (CT)


Flames Travel North To Battle Wildcats

The game begins at 4:00 p.m. (CT)


Flames Set To Face Western Illinois

The non-conference game begins at 3:00 p.m. (CT).

Sami Baugh enters her second season as assistant coach for the UIC softball program. Baugh enters the position after serving as the top assistant coach at Central Michigan for the past four years. Prior to her coaching stint, Baugh was a four-time letterwinning catcher and three-time Academic all-Big Ten selection at Iowa.

The Johnston, Iowa, native spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the Central Michigan softball program, including the previous two campaigns as the top assistant. Baugh assisted Molly Coldren to a school-record 14 homeruns, while also recording the second-best batting average (.409) in program history.

During the 2010 season, Coldren let another record drop as she earned 11 homeruns, the most in a single season, while the Chippewas squad hammered out a school-record 41 homeruns.

During her playing days, Baugh was a four-time letterwinning catcher at Iowa (2004-07), where she played for Gayle Blevins, who is the second all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I softball history. Blevins has 1,245 wins during her 31 seasons as a head coach Baugh compiled a .239 career batting average during her career at Iowa where she started 171 games, hit 19 doubles, eight homeruns and 88 RBI. Baugh logged her best offensive season as a sophomore as she collected a .271 batting average, including six homeruns and 21 RBI.

In addition to her stellar play on the field, Baugh was a three-time Academic all-Big Ten selection and an NFCA Scholar-Athlete selection.

A Dowling Catholic High School graduate, Baugh was named the 2001 Iowa Player of the Year during her sophomore campaign, in addition to being a first-team all-conference, all-district and all-state selection. Baugh set the Dowling Catholic record for most doubles, pick-offs, while compiling the highest batting average at a clip of .460 and adding five homeruns. Baugh continued her softball career during her junior and senior seasons with the ASA team, the Phoenix Storm and played in the Women's Canada Cup as a senior.

Baugh graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in health and sports studies and communications. She then earned a master's degree in sport administration from Central Michigan. Baugh currently resides in Chicago, Ill.