Dee Dee Kingsbury returned to Cal State Fullerton in the fall of 2017 as an academic counselor for women’s volleyball, men’s and momen’s cross country, women's tennis, women’s soccer and women’s basketball in the Athletics Academics Services department.
Kingsbury was the head softball coach and Senior Women's Administrator at Whittier College from 2014 to 2017.
During her first tenure at CSF, Kingsbury was a member of the Titan coaching staff for 12 years and she helped develop a trio of NFCA All-Americans in Missy Taukeiaho, Gina Oaks and Jodie Cox, had five players earn a total of six NFCA All-West Region honors, and had 12 of her pitchers be named to the All-Big West Conference squad - including seven first-team honorees.
Prior to joining the Titans, Kingsbury spent three seasons as an assistant at Wisconsin, helping the Badgers to three Big Ten Tournaments and appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2001 and 2002.
Kingsbury coached the Badgers' first-ever first-team All-Big Ten pitcher in Andrea Kirchberg, who owns nearly every pitching record at Wisconsin. In 2002, Kingsbury, Head Coach Karen Gallagher and Assistant Coach Ali Viola were named the Speedline/NFCA Division I Mideast Region Coaching Staff of the Year, sharing the honor with Notre Dame.
As a player, Kingsbury was a member of the 1990 and 1992 UCLA national championship-winning squads while earning All-Pacific-10 Conference honors twice in her career and first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1994. A Honda Broderick Award nominee in 1994, Kingsbury finished her Bruin career with a 59-13 overall record, a 0.79 ERA, 746 career strikeouts and 16 no-hitters. Kingsbury's 359 strikeouts in 1994 stand second on the single-season record lists and had stood as the UCLA record until last season. Kingsbury also holds the NCAA career record for strikeout ratio at 10.4 strikeouts per seven innings.
She continued her playing career in the Women's Professional Softball League, playing four seasons (1997-00) after being drafted as the 10th selection of the second round of the 1996 Amateur Draft. Kingsbury won the 1999 WPSL championship with the Tampa Bay Firestix and recorded the first strikeout, complete game, victory, save and shutout in team history. She was also the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in WPSL history, shutting down the Carolina Diamonds on Aug. 1, 1998.
Kingsbury was a two-time WPSL All-Star selection in 1998 and 1999, and ranks first in league history in games started (83), complete games (70), innings (640.3) and appearances (113). She ranks second in strikeouts (446) and saves (6) while ranking third in wins (46) and shutouts (10).
Upon her hiring at Cal State Fullerton, Kingsbury was reunited with her catcher on the 1993 ASA Women's Open National Championship in Gromacki, when the duo helped the Redding Rebels to the title.
Kingsbury graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1994. The former Dee Dee Weiman and her husband, Mike, have a son, Tyler, and daughters, Isabella and Brooklyn, and reside in Buena Park, Calif.