Suzanne Manlet Tournament
Suzanne Manlet was a longtime SVHS Softball Coach (1981-2003) and passed away in 2004 after battling breast cancer for 10 years. This softball tournament, originally known as the Simi Valley Softball Tournament, was renamed in 2004 in honor of Coach Manlet. She was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.
Born: March 6, 1953 in San Pedro, California
Died January 25, 2004 in Moorpark, California
Hueneme High School 1971
Ventura College 1973 AA
CSUN 1975 BA
Azusa Pacific University 1979 MA
Assistant Softball coach at Ventura College 1974
Coached Gymnastics for one year at Adolfo Camarillo High School
Taught Physical Education at Simi Valley High School 1975-2003
Coached Junior Varsity Volleyball at Simi Valley High School 1978-1998
Varsity Softball Coach at Simi Valley High School 1981-2003
Co-Athletic Director at Simi Valley High School 1997-2003
Coached numerous Ventura County All Star Softball games
Member CIF Softball Coaches Advisory Committee
Coach Manlet’s Varsity teams were either Marmonte League Champions or Runners Up 13 out of 22 years.
Simi Valley won six Marmonte championships and seven second-place standings.
The Pioneers appeared in 16 CIF Playoffs
CIF Runner Up 1992
CIF Champions 1993
Overall coaching record: 415 wins with a .710 winning percentage
Voted Marmonte League Coach of the Year by her peers six times
Selected CIF Coach of the Year 1993
Conducted Softball Clinics for youth coaches and players through Simi Parks and Recreation Department
Ran Softball Clinics at California Lutheran University
Played third base for numerous Fast Pitch Softball teams in Tournaments all over North America
Event Organizer for Simi Valley Special Olympics
Top fundraiser for the annual Simi Valley Relay for Life Cancer Walk
Inaugural annual Suzanne Manlet Memorial Softball Tournament held at S.V.H.S. March, 2004.
in loving memory of coach suzanne manlet
WE PLAY IN YOUR MEMORY COACH.