Kim Maher

Kim Maher Team USA Softball Olympian 1996Kim Ly Maher (born September 5, 1971 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) is an American softball player and Olympic champion who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she received a gold medal with the American team.

Maher played NCAA Division I softball for the Fresno State Bulldogs. She is the former head coach of the Purdue University softball team. Maher resigned after her Boilers posted a 23-32 record during the 2013 season and failed to qualify for postseason play for the fourth consecutive season.


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Member of the USA Softball National Team that will compete in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Member of the USA team that won the gold medal at the 1995 Superball Classic in Columbus, Ga. Played for USA team that won the gold medal in the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina. Batted .375 with 12 hits and scored nine times. Posted a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000.


Member of the silver medal-winning South team at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival in Denver, Colo. Member of the 1995, 1994 and 1993 ASA Women's Major National Champions team, Redding Rebels. Named MVP of the 1994 ASA Major National Championship. Set national home run record (5) at 1994 ASA Major National Championship. Named ASA first team All-American in 1994. Named ASA first team All-American (Class A) in 1992. Member of ASA 18-Under National Champions in 1987. Member of ASA 18-Under national runners-up in 1988. Member of ASA 16-Under national runners-up in 1986.


Graduate of Fresno State University (FSU). Named to All-Conference Team in 1994, 1993, 1992. Named to second team All-American in 1994. Member of team that finished third in the NCAA College World Series in 1992 and 1991 and fifth in 1994.

High School:

Member of the 1989 5A Conference Champions Buena High School. 1989 5A CIF MVP. 1988 first team All-Conference.


Born: 09-05-71 in Vietnam.