Crystl Bustos is one greatest and most decorated softball players in the history of the game. Known as the "Babe Ruth of Softball" and "the Big Bruiser," she has helped lead Team USA to 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal, 1 World Championship Gold Medal, 2 World Cup Championships and 3 Pan American Gold Medals. She is the greatest homerun hitter in the history of Olympic Softball and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame with the 2004 Olympic Softball Team.
Crystl Bustos was named the head coach of the Texas Charge by General Manager Scott Smith. The Texas Charge are an affiliate professional fastpitch softball team competing in the National Pro Fastpitch league. The team is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX
in 2014 and 2015 Crystl was an assistant coach at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA. Coach Crystl Bustos was key in helping the Mounties strengthen their Batting. Under her guidance, the 2014 team compiled the highest team batting average in the history of the CCCAA and Mt. SAC with an average of .428.
2010 Coach for the Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch
Consultant for Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners
3 time USA Olympian (Two-time Olympic Gold medalist (2000 & 2004)
2008 Softball Player of the Year
Silver Medalist at the Beijing Games hitting .500 (11-for-22) with a team-high six home runs and 10 RBI.
She also broke two of her own records as well as tied one.
She broke the record for most home runs hit (5) in an Olympic Games with six and broke her Olympic slugging percentage of .923 from 2004 hitting 1.318 in 2008.
She recorded 12 runs as the U.S. outscored opponents 58-5, while tying her own RBI Olympic record with 10 from 2004.
World Cup Champion (2006 & 2007)
Three-time Pan American gold medalist (1999, 2003 & 2007)
Member of NPF Akron Racers (2006)
Member of NPF Champions, Akron Racers (2005)
Played for WPSL Gold, professional team consisting of 2000 Olympians (2001)
Played for the Akron Racers of WPSL (1999)
WPSL League MVP while leading the Orlando Wahoos to the Championship
Resides in Canyon Country with her dog Tonic
Coach Bustos’s Thoughts:
My approach is that we are not making better players, we are making smarter players. At the end of the day there is no one to blame but ourselves for what we do or do not have. The methods we use to help develop these players will help shape the values they choose to live by once they leave this institution. These years are just a stepping stone in their path to their future and our experience can help develop a solid foundation which can serve them the rest of their lives.