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Beth Dieter

Beth Dieter is one of the most accomplished Softball graduates in Dr. Phillips history as both a player and coach. As a Panther, she was a four-year letterman (as well as a four-year letterman in Volleyball and two-year letterman in Basketball) and one of the most dominant pitchers in the state, setting the school record for strikeouts in a season (247) in 1996. Her awards were numerous:  All-State, All-Orange County and Metro Conference Player of the Year and she parlayed that into a walk-on position at the University of Florida.  Beth Dieter

At Florida, she became the first walk-on player to earn the number one spot in the pitching rotation and is one of only two Gators to throw two complete game no-hitters. Dieter holds the UF record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched (29.2), career appearances (139), starts (105), innings pitched (716.2), wins (60), saves (5) and complete games (75) and was second all-time in career strikeouts (380) and shutouts (30). As of 2000, Dieter was Florida's only three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection and earned third team GTE Academic All-America status. She also finished her career in the SEC top ten for victories, appearances, complete games, shutouts, saves and innings pitched.

After graduation, Beth Dieter earned her coaching stripes as an assistant at Stetson and Houston before landing the head coaching position at Florida International, where she was two-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year. In 2011, Beth Dieter was named the head coach at Louisiana State University. She was inducted into the Dr. Phillips Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

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