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December 2015

LEE UNIVERSITYLEE UNIVERSITY (DII / Jan. 17) -  Lee allum and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee (baseball), Tanner Moore was announced as the program's new assistant coach. 

November 2015

RIDER UNIVERSITYRIDER UNIVERSITY (DI / Nov. 13) - After 21 years, Rider University and head softball coach Patricia Carroll have mutually agreed to part ways so she can pursue other interests.

JACKSON STATEJACKSON STATE (DI / Nov. 4) - Former JSU assistant Darnell Walker hired as head coach. Returns to program after spending 2014-15 as Coahoma Community College's head coach.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSONFAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (DI / Nov. 3) - Named Katherine "KJ" Kelley as the program's fifth head coach. Comes to FDU after two seasons as the University of Mary's (DII) head coach.

October 2015

NEW MEXICONEW MEXICO (DI / Oct. 26) - Shelby Pendley hired as an assistant coach.

YORK COLLEGEYORK COLLEGE (DIII / Oct. 23) - Former John Jay head coach (1991-2007) and York alum Patrick Malia named to same position.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLETEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE (DII / Oct. 15) - Announced the hiring of former Arizona standout and Colorado volunteer assistant Lauren Palmer as an assistant. Former Wisconsin Badger Stephanie Peace joins staff as a graduate assistant.

ARIZONA STATEARIZONA STATE (DI / Oct. 13) - Craig Nicholson steps down as head coach. Letty Olivarez and Robert Wagner will serve as co-interim head coaches through the 2016 season.

KENT STATEKENT STATE (DI / Oct. 13) - Announced the hiring of Kyle Gross as an assistant coach for the 2016 season.

NOVA SOUTHEASTERNNOVA SOUTHEASTERN (DII / Oct. 13) - Emporia State head coach Julie LeMaire named to same position. LeMaire spent last four seasons at Emporia.

BLUE MOUNTAIN CC (NWAACC / Oct. 9) - Savanah Scarborough hired as an assistant coach.

ARKANSASARKANSAS (DI / Oct. 9) - Paige Williams and Jordan McElroy join Arkansas' coaching staff as the director of operations and volunteer assistant, respectively.

MOLLOY (DII / Oct. 8) - Molloy College hires alums, two-time NFCA All-Region first-team selection Kelley Jansen as pitching coach and Victoria Gunnels as an assistant coach.

CAL POLYCAL POLY (DI / Oct. 7) - Named UCLA standout and NFCA All-American Ally Carda pitching coach.

UC RIVERSIDEUC RIVERSIDE (DI / Oct. 7) - Jodie Cox promoted to associate head coach.

OLIVET COLLEGEOLIVET COLLEGE (DIII / Oct. 6) - Olivet College hires former Chicago Bandits head coach Darrick Brown to same position. Brown spent the last two seasons as Kellogg Community College's head coach.

RHODE ISLANDRHODE ISLAND (DI / Oct. 5) - Announced the hiring of Northwestern State assistant coach Brooke Boening to the same position.

COLBY COLLEGE (DIII / Oct. 5) - Lisa-Ann Wallace, most recently an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico, was named head coach of the Colby College softball program.

September 2015

GEORGE WASHINGTONGEORGE WASHINGTON (DI / Sept. 30) - Akron Racer and former Louisiana-Lafayette standout Nerissa Myers named assistant coach.

COPPIN STATECOPPIN STATE (DI / Sept. 23) - Alfred University (DIII) head coach Gino Olivieri named to same position. 

COLLEGE OF WOOSTERCOLLEGE OF WOOSTER (DIII / Sept. 21) - Steve Alcorn, former Lower Dauphin HS (Pa.) head softball coach, and head coach of Rock Gold-Alcorn was named assistant softball coach.

PALM BEACH ATLANTICPALM BEACH ATLANTIC (DII / Sept. 15) - Former Purdue standout Meagan Dooley named pitching coach.

RADFORDRADFORD (DI / Sept. 14) - Travis Scott, most recently head coach of the Howick Premier Softball Club (NZ) women's team, hired as pitching coach.

CAL STATE BAKERSFIELDCAL STATE BAKERSFIELD (DI / Sept. 11) - Ten-year coaching veteran Shelly Prochaska hired as an assistant coach.

FLORIDA FLORIDA (DI / Sept. 9) - Major League Baseball veteran catcher and two-time World Series Champion Doug Mirabelli joins staff as volunteer assistant.

MONMOUTHMONMOUTH (DI /Sept. 3) - Former Bowling Green head coach Shannon Salsburg named to same position.

OREGON STATEOREGON STATE (DI / Sept. 1) - Aaron Vail tabbed assistant coach.

CAL STATE MONTEREY BAYCAL STATE MONTEREY BAY (DII / Sept. 1) - Former Northwestern assistant, and more recently president and owner of Elevate Performance Counseling, Tori Nyberg, hired as an assistant coach.

GEORGIA COLLEGEGEORGIA COLLEGE (DII / Sept. 1) - Alum John Welborn named assistant coach.

ADELPHI (DII / Sept. 1) - Announced the additions of alum and program standount Victoria Wink and former Queens College pitcher and NFCA All-American Monique Roberge as assistant coaches. 

August 2015

LAFAYETTELAFAYETTE (DI / Aug. 31) - Named Binghamton standout Jessica Bump assistant coach. Bump spent 2015 as a graduate assistant and director of analytics at Kentucky.

ASSUMPTION HIGH SCHOOL (Ky.) - Lisa Pinkston, formerly Louisville's Director of Softball Operations, has been named head coach.

KENT STATEKENT STATE (DI / Aug. 29) - Karen Linder, who recently completed her 19th season as Kent State's head softball coach, has announced her resignation.  Assistant Coach Eric Oakley has been named interim head coach for the 2015-16 season.

RHODE ISLANDRHODE ISLAND (DI / Aug. 28) - Hired Lafayette assistant Mary Holt to same position.

UNLVUNLV (DI / Aug. 26) - Announced the hiring of Rebecca Arbino and Courtney Martinez as assistant coaches.

HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NJCAA DI / Aug. 26) - Former Penn State Berks (DIII) assistant coach, Kelly M. Sylvester, hired as head coach.

HILLSDALE COLLEGEHILLSDALE COLLEGE (DII / Aug. 25) - Tristan Wilcox hired as an assistant coach. She joins the staff after two years as a graduate assistant at her alma mater Aurora University.

MISSISSIPPI STATEMISSISSIPPI STATE (DI / Aug. 25) - Former Texas A&M standount Rachel Fox joins staff as a graduate assistant.

DAYTONDAYTON (DI / Aug. 24) - Assistant coach Tiffany Prager promoted to top assistant and Hartford assistant Kara Willis named to same position.

HOFSTRAHOFSTRA (DI / Aug. 24) - Elise Fortier, volunteer assistant at Florida Atlantic, hired as an assistant coach.

NOVA SOUTHEASTERNNOVA SOUTHEASTERN (DII /  Aug. 24) - Lesa Boneé has announced her resignation as the head softball coach.

MISERICORDIAMISERICORDIA (DIII / Aug. 21) - Lindsay Freitag, head coach at Pitt-Greensburg, named to same position.

TEXAS TECH TEXAS TECH (DI / Aug. 21) - Iyhia McMichael, a former Mississippi State standout and professional player, tabbed as an assistant coach. She spent 2015 as an assistant at Ohio University.

SYRACUSESYRACUSE (DI / Aug. 20) - The Syracuse softball coaching staff is complete with the appointment of head coach Mike Bosch and three-time All-American Alisa Goler and NFCA All-Region selection Kristyn Sandberg as assistant coaches.

ARIZONA STATEARIZONA STATE (DII / Aug. 20) - CSUN assistant coach Letty Olivarez named to same position.

MICHIGAN STATEMICHIGAN STATE (DI / Aug. 20) - Former South Carolina graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coach Kaela Jackson named assistant coach.

ILLINOISILLINOIS (DI / Aug. 20) - Announced the hiring of former Western Kentucky standout and current NPF professional Olivia Watkins as a volunteer assistant.

MISSISSIPPI STATEMISSISSIPPI STATE (DI / Aug. 20) - Keilani Ricketts, a member of Team USA and the USSSA Pride, joins staff as volunteer assistant.

IDAHO STATEIDAHO STATE (DI / Aug. 18) - Fairleigh Dickinson Candi Letts head coach named to same position.

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SNYDER ISD (HS / Aug. 18) - Elizabeth Kimbell named head coach.

NEW MEXICO STATENEW MEXICO STATE (DI / Aug. 14) - Appointed Stefanie Ewing as assistant softball coach. Ewing was an assistant coach for the Arizona Firecrackers under 18 Gold team and the Arizona Hotshots Club team from 2011-15.

RADFORDRADFORD (DI / Aug. 14) - Alum Hope Creasy, former head coach at Louisburg College (NJCAA), hired as an assistant coach.

FLORIDAFLORIDA (DI / Aug. 12) - Announced the hiring of Texas Tech associate head coach Sharonda McDonald as an assistant coach.

NORTHWESTERNNORTHWESTERN (DI / Aug. 12) - Hired former Oklahoma standout and current Chicago Bandit, Michelle Gascoigne as an assistant coach.

ALDERSON BROADDUSALDERSON BROADDUS (DII / Aug. 11) - Former Alleghany College (DIII) assistant Susan DeNillo tabbed head coach.

OLE MISSOLE MISS (DI / Aug. 11) - Hired former California Baptist (DII) assistant Taryne Mowatt to same position and promoted volunteer assistant Ruben Felix to assistant coach.

LOUISBURG COLLEGELOUISBURG COLLEGE (NJCAA / Aug. 10) - Michelle Carlson, former assistant coach at Radford, named head coach.

HARVARDHARVARD (DI / Aug. 7) - Former Eastern Kentucky assistant coach Lacy Wood named top assistant with the Crimson.

FLORIDAFLORIDA (DI / Aug. 7) - John Rittman steps down from assistant coaching position. He is currently in a pool of candidates to work on the U.S. National Team coaching staff.

NORTHERN ILLINOISNORTHERN ILLINOIS (DI / Aug. 6) - Ashley Wade joined the NIU softball staff as an assistant coach.

MARYLANDMARYLAND (DI / Aug. 6) - Lisa Carey and former Louisiana-Lafayette assistant Lisa Norris hired as assistant coaches.

CCENTRAL WASHINGTONENTRAL WASHINGTON (DII / Aug. 6) - Former Arkansas head coach Mike Larabee named to same position.

DETROITDETROIT (DI /Aug. 6) - Shanyn McIntyre, previously with the Michigan Batbusters travel organization, named assistant coach. 

SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATESOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE (DII / Aug. 5) - Howard College (NJCAA) assistant coach Kaycee Taylor named to same position.

FERRUMFERRUM (DIII / Aug. 5) - Former Radford head coach Maggie White named assistant coach.

IOWAIOWA (DI / Aug. 5) - Jake Schumann joins staff as an interim assistant coach after serving 2015 as the associate head coach at Ole Miss.

UT DALLASUT DALLAS (DIII / Aug. 4) - Named former Oklahoma State head coach Rich Wieligman named to same position.

NORTHERN COLORADONORTHERN COLORADO (DI / Aug. 3) - Belmont assistant coach Taylor Orsburn named to same position.

HEIDELBERG (DIII / Aug. 3) - Announced the hirings of former Hillsdale assistant coach Erin Porter to same position and Jessica Probst to a graduate assistant position.

NORTHERN KENTUCKYNORTHERN KENTUCKY (DI / Aug. 3) - Former Boston University head coach Kathryn Gleason named to same position. Gleason becomes program's fifth skipper.

GORDON STATE (NJCAA / Aug. 1) - Announced the hiring of associate head coach Ken Deyton and assistant coach Freddie Glass, who both served at Georgia Perimiter College.

July 2015

MORRISVILLE STATE COLLEGEMORRISVILLE STATE COLLEGE (DIII / July 31) - Former Eastern University head coach Brittany Stroop named to same position.

SHEPHERDSHEPHERD (DII / July 31) - Danielle Easton has been named interim head softball coach. Easton replaces longtime head coach Leslie Lopez who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

FERRIS STATEFERRIS STATE (DII / July 31) - Appointed former Syracuse associate head coach (2008-13) Wally King the program's 11th head coach.

YOUNG HARRISYOUNG HARRIS (DII / July 31) - Former Georgia College assistant Kayla Lucas named head coach. Lucas was named the 2014 NFCA DII National Assistant Coach of the Year.

ST. SCHOLASTICAST. SCHOLASTICA (DIII / July 30) - Promoted assistant coach Rilee Dawson to head coach.

WISCONSIN-STOUTWISCONSIN-STOUT (DIII / July 30) - Former Concordia-Chicago assistant and Italian National team member Becky Iaccino named head coach.

FORT LEWISFORT LEWIS (DII / July 30) - Former Valley City State University (NAIA) head coach Elle Fracker named to same position.

SAMFORDSAMFORD (DI / July 29) - Former University of Georgia pitching standout Erin Arevalo named assistant coach.

MAINEMAINE (DI / July 29) - Announced the hiring of Ryan Jones as an assistant coach.

OREGON STATEOREGON STATE (DI / July 29) - Marcie Green promoted to associated head coach after three seasons as an assistant.

NEWMANNEWMAN (DII / July 29) - Longtime Bethany College head coach Janice Esses named to same position. Esses spent last 14 seasons at the helm of Bethany softball.

UTAH VALLEYUTAH VALLEY (DI / July 29) - Volunteer assistant Krystin Jachim promoted to top assistant coach.

DUKEDUKE (DI / July 29) - Announced Marissa Young as program's first head coach. Young spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina.

EAST CAROLINAEAST CAROLINA (DI / July 27) - Former Syracuse assistant coach Matt Nandin named to same position.

FINDLAYFINDLAY (DII / July 27) - Alumna Danielle Lowe, head coach at Urbana, named to same position.

PENN STATE ALTOONA (DIII / July 27) - Hired Joe Merilli to be the head coach. Merrill spent last season as Bishop Guilfoyle's head coach and previous two as the pitching coach at NYU Polytechnic.

MILLERSVILLEMILLERSVILLE (DII / July 27) - Misericordia coach Jennifer Probst has been named to same position.

WILKESWILKES (DIII / July 27) - Delaware assistant Sarah Maulorico named head coach.

GEORGIA TECHGEORGIA TECH (DI / July 25) - Erin Wright, pitching coach for the NPF's PA Rebellion, named to same position. Wright comes from Troy where she was an assistant in 2015.

NYACKNYACK (DII / July 24) - Coaching veteran Jeff Aumend named head coach.

BETHANY COLLEGEBETHANY COLLEGE (NAIA / July 24) - Assistant coach Lauren Moreno promoted to head coach.

MAINEMAINE (DI / July 24) - Head softball coach Lynn Coutts appointed to Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Associate head coach Mike Coutts promoted to head coach.

NORTH CAROLINA STATENORTH CAROLINA STATE (July 23) - Tracie Adix-Zins, a former All-American pitcher who led her team to the Women’s College World Series (WCWS), has joined the NC State softball coaching staff as an assistant coach.

MIAMI (OHIO)MIAMI (OHIO) (July 22) - Former Texas A&M All-American and current Akron Racer Cassie Tysarczyk named assistant coach.

GRAND CANYONGRAND CANYON (July 22) - Hired Christi Musser as an assistant coach and has promoted graduate assistant Kelsey Rodriguez to a full-time assistant coach position.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANASOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (DI / July 22) - Jackson State head coach Rick Fremin named to same position.

ILLINOISILLINOIS (DI / July 22) - Kassie Stanfill and Laura Trout join Illinois' coaching staff. Stanfill was named associate head coach, while Trout will serve as assistant coach.

MINNESOTA DULUTHMINNESOTA DULUTH (DII / July 22) - Longtime College of St. Scholastica head coach Jen Walter named to same position. Walter skippered the Saints from 2000 to 2015.

USFUSF (DI / July 22) - Current U.S. National Team pitcher and former USF All-American Jessica Moore will join the Bulls’ staff as an assistant coach this fall. 

BALL STATEBALL STATE (DI / July 22) - Ball State named Megan Ciolli Bartlett, a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, as the new head coach of the Cardinals’ softball program.

MAINE FARMINGTONMAINE FARMINGTON (DIII / July 21) - Paul Rodrigue appointed head coach.

BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGEBLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NWAACC / July 20) - Steve Richards, former head coach at Newberg High School, named to same position.

REINHARDTREINHARDT (NAIA / July 20) - Cardinal Stritch head coach Jade Geuther named to same position.

WAGNERWAGNER (DI / July 18) - Angie Churchill hired as head coach. Churchill spent the last two seasons at Division II Georgian Court and the prior to that, three years at Division III D'Youville College.

RHODE ISLANDRHODE ISLAND (DI / July 17 - Manhattan assistant Bridget Hurlman named head coach. Hurlman spent last six seasons with the Jaspers.

MARYLANDMARYLAND (DI / July 17) - Idaho State head coach Julie Wright named to same position. Wright spent the last five seasons at Idaho State.

CENTRAL MICHIGANCENTRAL MICHIGAN (DI / July 16) - Graduate assistant Jessica Bracamonte elevated to assistant coach.

OKLAHOMA (DI / July 16) - University of Oklahoma softball assistant coach Tripp MacKay has stepped down after eight years with the program to become the Director of Player Development at Scrapyard Sports in The Woodlands, Texas.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTELOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (DI / July 16) - Bradley associate head coach Chris Malveaux was named to same position. Malveux spent the last four seasons at Bradley and also served under head coach Michael Lotief from 2009-11.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTELOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (DI / July 16) -Lana Bowers, who coached and played at ULL, was hired as an assistant coach.

IPFWIPFW (DI / July 15) - Announced the hiring of Amber Bowman, formerly the head coach at Rio Grande University, and Casey Cromwell, former student-athlete at Lamar University, as the program's assistant coach and graduate assistant coach, respectively,

MISSOURI SOUTHERNMISSOURI SOUTHERN (DII / July 15) - Assistant Melissa Chmielewski was named interim head coach for 2015-16 season.

KANSASKANSAS (DI / July 15) - Added T.J. Hubbard as hitting coach after two seasons as associate head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette.

USFUSF (DI / July 15) - Tommy Santiago named assistant coach. Santiago brings seven years of Division I coaching experience with stops at Maryland, St. John’s and Florida State after starting his college coaching career as an assistant at South Suburban Junior College.

UC DAVISUC DAVIS (DI / July 14) - Former San Francisco State head coach Cristina Byrne named assistant coach.

LINCOLN UNIVERSITYLINCOLN UNIVERSITY (Mo.) (DII / July 14) - Alderson Broaddus head caoch Chad Kerr named to same position.

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGYPENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (DIII / July 14) - Jackie Klahold named head coach and senior woman administrator at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She previously held the head coaching position at SUNY Canton the past three years.

SIUESIUE (DI / July 14) - Former Northwestern volunteer assistant Brittini Merchant named assistant coach.

FLORIDAFLORIDA (DI / July 13) - Kansas associate head coach and former Stanford head coach John Rittman joins Florida as an assistant coach. Rittman spent last season with the Jayhawks after skippering the Cardinal from 1997 to 2014. He also was a member of USA Softball's staff from 2001 to 2008.

LSU ALEXANDRIALSU ALEXANDRIA (NAIA / July 13) - Longtime Evangel University head coach Jerry Breaux was selected to the same position with the Generals. Breaux, who spent last 22 seasons at Evangel, will also assume duties as an Assistant Atheltic Director.

NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATENORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE (DII / JULY 13) - Charlie Zielman, former head coach at LSU Alexandria (2012-14), named to same position.

KENT STATEKENT STATE (DI / July 13) - Hired alum Jessica Toocheck announced as an assistant coach. Toocheck returns to the Kent State program after a five-year head coaching tenure at nearby Medina High School.

BUCKNELLBUCKNELL (DI / July 13) - Former Northwestern assistant coach Courtnay Foster has been named head coach.

SAN FRANCISCO STATESAN FRANCISCO STATE (DII / July 13) - Lisa Allen has been named the new head softball after spending the last seven years at NCAA Division II Montana State University Billings (MSUB).

ILLINOIS-CHICAGOILLINOIS-CHICAGO (DI / July 9) - Former Drake pitcher Jordan Gronewold named assistant coach. Gronewold spent last season as an assistant at AIB College of Business (NAIA).

JACKSONVILLEJACKSONVILLE (DI / July 9) - Former Bishop Snyder Catholic School head coach Mike Young tabbed volunteer assistant.

JACKSONVILLEJACKSONVILLE (DI / July 8) - Georgetown assistant coach Erica Ayers named to same position. 

BUFFALOBUFFALO (DI / July 9) - Longtime Canadian National Team member Kaleigh Rafter has been hired as an assistant coach.

ARMY WEST POINTARMY WEST POINT (DI / July 7) - Recent Harvard graduate and standout pitcher Laura Ricciardone named assistant coach.

BOSTON UNIVERSITYBOSTON UNIVERSITY (DI / July 7) - Former Harvard assistant Ashley Waters named Boston University's seventh head coach.

MCNEESE STATEMCNEESE STATE (DI / July 7) - Former Virginia Tech standout Courtney Liddle named assistant coach. Liddle spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant for the Hokies.

AUSTIN PEAYAUSTIN PEAY (DI / July 7) - Shane Showalter, who has been Austin Peay's assistant softball coach for the past three seasons, has been named as the Lady Govs head coach.

DARTMOUTHDARTMOUTH (DI / July 6) - Recent graduate and three-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Kristen Rumley ('15) hired as an assistant coach.

MOREHEAD STATEMOREHEAD STATE (DI / July 6) - Erika Stratton, who was the volunteer assistant in 2015, promoted to assistant coach.

SOUTHERN ILLINOISSOUTHERN ILLINOIS (DI / July 6) - Hired alum Katie Wagner as an assistant coach. Most recently an assistant at Miami (Ohio), Wagner also held that position at Saint Louis and SIU Edwardsville.

LOYOLA CHICAGOLOYOLA CHICAGO (DI / July 2) - Jordan Taylor, a former Boston University volunteer assistant and three-time NFCA All-American at Michigan, hired as an assistant coach.

EAST CAROLINAEAST CAROLINA (DI / July 2) - Former Hofstra standout Jessica Hirschbul named assistant coach.

ARKANSAS (DI / July 2) - Announced the hiring of Boo Gillette De OliveiraBoo Gillette De Oliveira and Yolanda McCraeYolanda McCrae as assistant coaches. Gillette spent the last two seasons at Arizona State, while McCrae was a part of head coach Courtney Deifel's staff at Maryland.

HOPE INTERNATIONALHOPE INTERNATIONAL (NAIA / July 1) - Longtime Cypress College assistant and associate head coach Dennis Blas was hired as program's head coach. Blas spent last 15 seasons with the Cypress softball program.

BOWLING GREENBOWLING GREEN (DI / July 1) - Announced the hiring of Dayton assistant coach Sarah Willis as the program's head coach. Willis also spent time as an assistant at Southeast Missouri State and Princeton.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTSUNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (DI / July 1) - Victoria Hayward, a member of the Canadian National Team and Pennsylvania Rebellion, was announced as an assistant coach for the Minutewomen softball program. An NFCA All-American at Washington, Hayward spent 2015 as a graduate assistant under Beth Torina at LSU.

June 2015

MALONE UNIVERSITY (DII / June 30) - Named Notre Dame of Ohio assistant Kathryn Bzdafka the program's head coach.

ALBION COLLEGE (DIII / June 29) - Wartburg head coach Leigh Ann LaFave named to same position. LaFave, who spent 2014 & 2015 at Wartburg, also spent time as Bethany Lutheran's head coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE (DI / June 29) - Added Charlotte Morgan and Stacie Pestrak to coaching staff as assistants.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, COLORADO SPRINGS (DII / June 26) - Northwestern Oklahoma State head coach Ricki Rothbauer named to same position. Rothbauer was at Northwestern Oklahoma for one year and also spent four seasons as the head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

RADFORD (DI / June 26) - Young Harris head coach and former Georgia Tech standout Aileen Morales named head coach. An NFCA All-American and former assistant with the Yellowjackets, Morales becomes the program's seventh head coach.

DELAWARE (DI / June 26) - Interim head coach John Seneca named program's head coach.

ADRIAN COLLEGE (DIII / June 25) - St. Catharine College assistant Ashley Marinacci hired as head coach.

ILLINOIS (DI / June 24) - Former LSU standout and 15-year head coaching veteran Tyra Perry was named Illinois' second head coach in program history. Perry most recently was the head coach at Ball State and also held that position at Western Kentucky and Birmingham-Southern.

SOUTHERN MISS (DI / June 23) - Coy Adkins named assistant coach.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (DI / June 22) - Longtime Head Coach Pete Langlois stepped down after 22 seasons to take an administrative job within the department.

DREXEL (DI / June 22) - Named interim head coach Carl Taylor the program's next head coach.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (DI / June 19) - Christie Novatin was named assistant coach. Joined the Tigers after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Albany.

LANDER UNIVERSITY (DII / June 18) - Former Reinhardt University head coach Glen Crawford has been hired as the head Lander softball coach. Crawford spent the last eight seasons at the helm of Reinhardt.

SAN DIEGO (DI / June 17) - Announced their hiring of former San Diego Christian College head coach Cheryl Schaefer as an assistant.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (DI / June 17) - Kendra Cullum an assistant coach with Southeastern Louisiana accepts the same position with Stephen F. Austin.

MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY (DII / June 16) - Hired Missouri All-American Ashley Fleming as head coach and fellow All-American and former teammate Chelsea Thomas as the assistant (pitching) coach. Both join McKendree after serving as assistants at Saint Louis.

MENLO COLLEGE (NAIA / June 16) - Santa Clara assistant coach Matt Lisle named Menlo College's ninth head coach. Lisle also held assistant positions and Cal State East Bay and Oregon State.

CAL STATE STANISLAUS (DII / June 16) - Former Washington standout Jessica Ventoza was named the eighth head coach of the Cal State Stanislaus softball program. Ventoza served the last two years as an assistant coach at Western Washington.

NORTH DAKOTA (DI / June 13) - Bobby Buchanan, a volunteer assistant at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, hired as an assistant coach.

OKLAHOMA STATE (DI / June 13) - Oklahoma State has been named Kenny Gajewski the seventh head softball coach in program history. Gajewski spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Florida.

EAST CAROLINA (DI / June 12) - Announced the hiring of North Carolina State assistant coach Courtney Oliver as the program's fifth head coach.

ARKANSAS (DI / June 11) - Courtney Scott Deifel was named the program's fourth head coach after spending one season as the head coach at Maryland.

BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE (DIII / June 10) - Geneva College assistant Elisabeth "Lis" Schulz named head coach.

MISSOURI S&T (DII / June 9) - Long-time Truman State assistant Cathy Monroe named head coach at Missouri S&T. Monroe spent the last nine seasons, the final two as associate head coach, with the Bulldogs.

FERRUM (DIII / June 6) - Ferrum assistant coach Gerald Culler named head coach.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (DI / June 3) - Announced the hiring of assistant coach and alum Sami Strinz as the program's seventh head coach in the 33-year history. Prior to LMU, Strinz was the co-head coach at the Academy of Art (2013 & 2014).

PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY (DII / June 3) - Announced the hiring of alum Monte Sherrill as head coach. The Pfeiffer Hall of Famer spent the last 26 seasons as a high school head coach in the state of North Carolina.

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN (NAIA / June 3) - Mary Yori has been named head softball coach and intramural director. Yori has held head coaching positions at Colorado State and Nebraska-Omaha.

May 2015

CORNELL (DI) - Alum Julie Farlow promoted to head coach after serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach since 2002.

LAWRENCE TECH (NAIA) - Former Adrian College head coach Anna Ball selected to be program's first head coach.

RADFORD UNIVERSITY (DI) - Head coach Maggie Johnson White resigns after three seasons.

MALONE UNIVERSITY (DII) - Head coach Tenequa Martin resigned.

ASSUMPTON (DII) - Head coach Ralph DeLucia retired from his position after 18 years of service to the program.

FINDLAY (DII) - Head coach Ron Ammons retired after 13 seasons.

April 2015

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, COLORADO SPRINGS (DII) - On April 25, head coach Scott Peterson retired after 15 seasons to take on a new position within his family's rapidly growing and successful business.

DELAWARE (DI) - Named John Seneca interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

February 2015

DREXEL (DI) - Named Carl Taylor interim head coach. 

January 2015

CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO (DII) - Former Cal State Dominguez Hills head coach Jim Maier named to same position.

MAINE-FARMINGTON (DIII) - Announced the hiring of Paul Rodrigue as the head softball coach.

HAWAII HILO (DII) - Chandler Hall, volunteer assistant at Texas State State, named assistant coach.

EAST CAROLINA (DI) - Graduate assistant Keli Harrell named interim assistant coach.

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