|High School:||Orville H. Platt|
Quinnipiac softball head coach Germaine Fairchild announced the signing of assistant coach Lynn Labbadia in August of 2012. Labbadia brings with her a wealth of playing experience to go along with years of work as a Physical Therapist specializing in the field of ACL injury prevention.
Labbadia has led a distinguished career in softball and it began in 1976 when she was the first girl named to a Little League Baseball All-Star Team (Connie Mack All-Stars). She helped lead the Orville H. Platt High School softball team to the 1981 Class L. State Championship, their first in school history. She pitched for four years, eclipsing 50 wins for her high school career, and received a scholarship to play softball for Quinnipiac College.
At Quinnipiac, Labbadia was a standout athlete beginning in her freshman year when she started in centerfield and finished with a .431 batting average, 5th highest among all Division II players. She was selected to the First-Team All-NECC Team twice in her career and helped lead Quinnipiac to an 87-45 record over her four years. For her outstanding achievements in the sports, Labbadia was named to the Quinnipiac Athletic Hall of Fame on May 14, 1992.
Labbadia has continued to work in softball, serving as an assistant coach in the Berlin Little League, Middle School, and High School teams. After her playing career at Quinnipiac came to an end, she became a student assistant softball coach for the 1986 season and after 26 years she makes a return appearance to coach the Bobcats once again.
She has served as a Physical Therapist for Gaylord Hospital from 1986-87 before becoming a Supervisor at Gaylord hospital for seven years. She currently serves as a Physical Therapist for the Berlin VNA (since 1995), Berlin school system (since 2009), and works for Triad Healthcare Inc. (since 2012).
Labbadia currently lives with her husband in Berlin, Conn.