Spartans Softball to Hold Camp on Dec 1-2

Nov 7, 2018

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DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque softball team and Head Softball Coach Jeff Lamb has announced a softball camp which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 2018 on campus. The camp will cost $50 per person and will have 25 spots. Cost does include meals and admission to the Spartan basketball game on Dec. 1. UD will host the camp inside the warm confines of the Veterans Memorial Training Center which just opened a new state-of-the-art weight room with custom UD Athletics equipment by elitefts. The open and inviting 4,200 square foot addition includes 12 racks, six glute/ham machines, and multiple free weights. The weight room increases the amount of workout space to a combined 8,200 sqare feet of work out area or student-athletes to utilize on campus.

The UD Softball team is very excited for the camp with many new faces anxious to start collegiate play. Duringthe Spartan camp, you will be working with collegiate athletes and coaching staff to enhance skills needed to succeed in high school and to prepare for the collegiate style of play. Some of the goals of the camp include: provide individual instruction to enhance skils of each student-athlete; make new friends who love softball; and aquire the advanced skills to be successful on and off the field.

Head Coach Jeff Lamb joined the University of Dubuque in July of 2018 and was named the 14th head softball coach in the school’s history. Lamb finished his fifth season as Clarke University head softball coach in Dubuque, Iowa with a 124-98 overall record. Lamb guided the Crusaders to 21 victories in his first season at Clarke (2014). A year later, Lamb's the Crusaders compiled a school-record 31 wins, posted a 15-9 record in Midwest Collegiate Conference play and qualified for the MCC Final Four. In 2017, his team broke the school record again with a 41-12 overall mark.

Lamb also coached Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa, where he served as the Tigers’ head softball coach for five years. During his stint at Marshalltown, Lamb’s teams set over 30 individual and team records. He served as the head softball coach at Marshalltown High School in 2012 and 2013. Lamb guided the 2012 Bobcats to the program's first state tournament appearance and coached the program’s first all-state player in over a decade.

Prior to taking the softball reins at Marshalltown, Lamb spent two seasons as the Tigers’ assistant baseball coach. He also served as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Georgia College and State University and as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at West Chester.

Lamb was a member of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division II All-American Committee in 2013. He played two seasons of collegiate baseball at Marshalltown and was also a member of the baseball programs at Drexel University and West Chester University. He received his bachelor of science degree in professional studies from West Chester University, and his master of science degree in education from Iowa State University. The Fort Madison, Iowa, native resides in Dubuque with wife Rachel and their two children.

Tentative Schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 1
9 a.m. - Admissions Preview Day (optional) - Admissions Office
2 p.m. - Meet the Spartan Softball Team in Heritage Center
3 p.m. - Attend basketball games in Stoltz Sports Center
6 p.m. - Enjoy dinner with the softball team - Barbara and Jeck Smeltzer Dining Hall
8 p.m. - Softball Team Activity - To be announced

Sunday, Dec. 2
9 a.m. - Breakfast - Heritage Center
10 a.m. - Softball Camp Begins - Veterans Memorial Training Center

Any questions about camp or future camp dates please contact Head Coach Jeff Lamb at 563-0589-3683 or by email at or Assistant Coach Jamie Deering at