Crowell Hired as Miami University of Ohio Softball Coach Aug. 15, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University Athletic Director Brad Bates announced the hiring of Clarisa Crowell as the new head softball coach on Wednesday. Crowell comes to the RedHawks from Oklahoma State, where she has spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach, helping lead the Cowgirls to the College World Series in 2011.
While at Oklahoma State, Crowell worked primarily with the pitchers and catchers. In the season prior to her arrival, the Cowgirls had a team ERA of 3.92. Under Crowell's tutelage, the team consistently lowered the team ERA, culminating with a 2.11 ERA and .201 opponents' batting average in 2011. Her pitchers and catchers have received several awards. In 2010 she had both of her pitchers, senior Anna Whiddon and freshman Kat Espinosa, earn spots on both the All-Big 12 and All-Midwest Region teams. She also coached two All-Big 12 catchers during her tenure.More...
Gleason Named New Boston University Head Softball Coach Aug. 15, 2012
BOSTON - Kathryn Gleason, a 15-year coaching veteran with a combined four appearances in the Women's College World Series as a player and assistant, has been named the sixth Boston University softball head coach in program history, as announced by Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch.
Accepting her first head coaching position, Gleason is quite familiar with the reigning America East champion Terriers, having spent a combined six seasons at the University of Massachusetts, including the last two as associate head coach. Working primarily with the Minutewomen's infielders, she helped lead the team to the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship and a 38-13 overall record after finishing 29-19 in 2011. More...
University of Detroit Mercy Names Liz Young as Head Coach of the Softball Program
DETROIT, Michigan- An exciting brand new era in Titan softball will begin this year as the University of Detroit Mercy has hired Liz Young as its new softball coach.
Young has spent the last two years on the staff at Western Illinois, serving as acting head coach for much of last season, while assisting in recruiting and all facets of the program. She was the team's hitting instructor and worked closely with the infielders and catchers during the 2012 season, and with the outfielders in 2011. She was also the staff representative for WIU at the 2011 NCAA Leadership Forum.
The Leathernecks were 22-20, including 12-3 in the summit league, during her stint as acting head coach this past year. WIU also posted a 10-game winning streak during that stretch, its longest since 2000. More...
Radford University Hires Maggie Johnson as Head Softball Coach
Aug. 14, 2012
RADFORD, Virginia- Maggie Johnson was named Radford University's sixth head softball coach on August 14, 2012. Johnson, who has extensive knowledge of the program and community, has spent a total of six seasons as an assistant coach for the Highlanders, including her second stint in 2012. She also brings Division I head coaching experience with her, serving as Georgia Southern’s skipper from 2009-11.
In three seasons with Georgia Southern, Johnson steered the Eagles to an 87-80 mark and an appearance in the 2009 Southern Conference Championship game. Under her guidance, Nina Iduate set a Southern Conference batting average record (.450) to earn Player of the Year honors in 2010. Her pitchers also succeeded as Briana Streetmon garnered two pitcher of the year honors and rookie Allie Miles was tabbed freshman of the year in 2011. More...
Brown University Names Katie Flynn Head Softball Coach
August 6, 2012
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island- Katie Flynn, an 18-year head coaching veteran at the Division I level and native of East Greenwich, RI, has been named the head softball coach at Brown University in an announcement made by Bears' Director of Athletics Jack Hayes.
Flynn was James Madison's first ever head coach and averaged 28 wins per season over the last 11 years, compiling a 313-278 record. In the team's inaugural season (2002), she compiled a 25-24 record and earned a berth in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship. More...
Laura Berg Named New Softball Coach at Oregon State
August 27, 2012
CORVALLIS, Oregon-Oregon State University Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis announced the hiring of Laura Berg as the new head softball coach. She becomes the eighth head coach in the program's history. In addition, assistant coach Geoff Hirai has been promoted to associate head coach. Both served as assistants on last year's staff.
Spending the 2012 season working primarily with the Beavers' slappers and outfielders, Berg helped the team reach its first NCAA Regional since 2007. The Beavers' renaissance included the team returning to the national polls for the first time since 2008, defeating a total of 10 ranked opponents and claiming a number of defining wins, including an extra-innings upset of No. 3 Arizona State and a road victory over No. 14 UCLA in April. OSU defeated its opponent by at least 10 runs on five occasions and scored more than 10 runs eight times, the second-highest totals in those respective categories in the 38-year history of the program. More...
Kelly Ford Named as New Head Softball Coach at Cal State Fullerton
Oct. 4, 2012
FULLERTON. Calif. -- In a ceremony held on the softball diamond at Anderson Family Field on the campus of Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Steve Walk, interim Athletics Director, introduced Kelly Ford as the third Head Coach in the Titans 34-year softball history.
Since 2002, Ford has guided the Mt. SAC program, a California community coilege, to four California State Championships, numerous Conference Championships and a staggering 455-102-1 record. Ford will assume the reigns at CSUF and a program with a 1336-679-2 overall record which won the national championship in 1986, has made 27 postseason appearances (including two in 1980 and 1981 when teams competed in the AIAW) and boasts 28 All-Americans among its alumnae.
Ford, who worked with Cal State Fullerton as an assistant coach in 2000 and 2001, brings nine years of experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level, adding time spent at Cal State Northridge with a year (1993) at her alma mater, Oklahoma. More...