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