Headshot of Laura Berg, the most decorated softball Olympian. 4 Olympics, 4 medals. She now is on the coaching staff of Team USA for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo courtesy of Laura Berg.

Episode 182: Olympian and Coach Laura Berg on Softball

Release Date: April 1, 2021

Category: Podcast | Softball

Legendary softball outfielder Laura Berg is the most decorated softball Olympian, winning 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and having played at every Olympic softball tournament ever held. She’s now head coach at Oregon State University and is extending her Olympic streak as a member of Team USA’s coaching staff for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We talked with her about the game and building a team.

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

Photo courtesy of Laura Berg.