Director of Operations - 7th Season
Quinlan Duhon moves into her seventh season as the director of operations for the LSU softball program after her exceptional four-year career from 2005-08. She also served as a student marketing assistant during the 2008-09 academic year following her playing career.
Duhon is responsible for handling all the behind-the-scenes aspects of the softball program which earned its fourth trip to the Women’s College World Series in 2015. Her responsibilities include team travel, supporting camp operations, supervising player academic progress, ordering and distributing of equipment, organizing recruiting functions and campus visits, as well as serving as the program’s liaison to the Diamond Backers Booster Club. She also oversees a staff of three student managers.
Duhon has been instrumental in the direction and growth of the team’s footprint in the Baton Rouge community by coordinating the season ticket delivery program, assisting in the development of the program’s “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” event to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and being involved in the scheduling of the team’s philanthropy projects.
Duhon has played a major role in keeping Tiger Park as the nation’s state-of-the-art softball facility. The team’s clubhouse received a complete graphics makeover following its 2012 WCWS run. Updated graphics also were installed on the ballpark’s concourse and party deck.
On gameday, Duhon manages the coaching staff’s T2 motion video file system from the press box and handles pregame motivational video pieces for the Tigers.
During her playing career, Duhon was a part of three NCAA Regional teams highlighted by the 2006 and 2007 Super Regional squads. She scored the walk-off, game-winning run in a 5-4 triumph over Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2006 NCAA Regional championship game.
LSU spent the duration of the 2007 season in the nation’s Top 10 and compiled an impressive 55-12 record. The Tigers tallied series victories over both No. 1 Tennessee and No. 2 Alabama during the regular season to win its fourth SEC Western Division crown and fourth SEC Tournament title during the Yvette Girouard era.
Duhon had an outstanding postseason being named to both the NCAA Palo Alto Regional and Tempe Super Regional All-Tournament teams. She cranked three home runs in NCAA play, including a two-run shot as part of a 3-2 win against Cal State Northridge in the NCAA Regional opening round.
As one of three captains for the 2008 team, Duhon posted career-bests in batting average (.333), hits (54), home runs (11), RBIs (38), on-base (.424) and slugging percentage (.605) en route to an All-SEC and All-Louisiana Second-Team honors.
Duhon finished her LSU career ranked third belting 30 career home runs and is listed among the school’s Top 10 in walks (68), RBIs (128), total bases (300) and sacrifice flies (13). She is one of only 11 players in program history to score over 100 runs and post over 150 career hits. The Youngsville native also was a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
Duhon earned her bachelor’s degree in general business from LSU 2008 and her masters degree in sports management in December 2013. She lives in Baton Rouge.