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2014 COACHING TRANSACTIONS 

 

November 2014

CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO - Announced head coach Tacy Duncan has resigned to accept an assistant principal position in the Riverside Unified School District.

 

September 2014

AMHERST - Named Brandeis head coach Jessica Johnson to the same position.

BELMONT - Named former Piedmont assistant coach and Tusculum head coach Fred Gillum as first assistant coach.

BETHEL - Named former Appalachian State University assistant Penny Foore as head coach.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY - Named former Michigan State player and West Alabama assistant Megan Darhower as an assistant coach.

BRANDEIS - Named former Brandeis player and assistant Brittany Grimm as interim head coach.

CANISIUS - Named interim head coach Kim Griffin as head coach.

GEORGE WASHINGTON - Named former Georgia player and South Carolina volunteer assistant Laura Trout and former Purdue player Lauren Grant as assistant coaches.

GUILFORD COLLEGE - Named former Western Carolina and Memphis player Kelly Braman and former University of North Carolina player and North Carolina Dominators coach Anna Mitchell as assistant coaches.

MASSACHUSETTS - Named former Washington player Kaitlin Inglesby as an assistant coach.

MEMPHIS - Named former University of Tennessee and current Chicago Bandits pitcher Ellen Renfroe as a volunteer assistant coach.

MORAVIAN - Named fomer St. Peter's player Kristi Kaneyuki and former Bucknell player Alex MacLean as assistant coaches.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE - Named former Wisconsin player and student assistant Kendall Grimm as graduate assistant.

NORTH GEORGIA - Named former North Georgia player and Radford assistant Sarah Phillips as an assistant coach.

OHIO - Named former Ohio player and Neuman University assistant Jillian Van Wagnen as an assistant coach.

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO - Named Pittsburg State assistant coach Cayte Billman to the same position.

UNLV - Named Canada national team member and former Indiana and Barry University assistant Megan Timpf as an assistant coach.

WILLIAM CAREY - Elevated assistant coach Craig Fletcher to head coach.

 

August 2014

ALABAMA STATE - Named Auburn University Montgomery head coach Chris Steiner Wilcoxson to the same position.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN - Named former Bethune-Cookman and Maryland head coach Laura Watten to the same position.

BOISE STATE - Named Cal State Northridge assistant Cindy Ball as head coach.

BUTLER - Named former Northwestern assistant coach Jenna Grim to the same position.

COPPIN STATE - Named Marshalltown Community College head coach Ty Robinson to the same position.

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY -Named Chowan head coach Mandi Balduf to the same position.

DARTMOUTH - Named Amherst College head coach Shannon Doepking to the same position.

DAYTON - Named former Illinois State player and graduate assistant Tiffany Prager as an assistant coach.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL - Named former Miami Stingrays coach Gator Rebhan as head coach.

FRAMINGHAM STATE - Named SUNY Cortland assistant coach Larry Miller as head coach.

GEORGIA - Named recent USC Upstate volunteer assistant Rick Pauly as assistant coach.

HAMPTON - Named former Temple University head coach Joe DiPietro to the same position.

HOFSTRA - Named Mississippi assistant Julie Meyer and former N.C. State player Caitlin Dent as assistant coaches.

ILLINOIS STATE - Named former Illinois State player Megan Warner as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

INDIANA STATE - Named former South Dakota State and Iowa player Samantha Heinzman as assistant coach.

LAFAYETTE - Named former DeSales player and assistant coach Kristin Schultz and former Marshall player and Belmont and IPFW assistant coach Mandee Luers as assistant coaches.

PITTSBURGH - Named former Delaware assistant coach Lauren Cognigni to the same position.

PITTSBURGH-GREENSBURG - Named Towson director of softball operations Lindsay Freitag as head coach.

ROBERT MORRIS - Named former Robert Morris player Erica List as assistant coach.

SONOMA STATE - Named former Northern Colorado volunteer assistant Kaelene Curry as assistant coach.

SIOUX FALLS - Named former Missouri player Megan Christopher-Hoch as assistant coach.

SOUTHERN MISS - Named William Carey head coach Wendy Hogue to the same position.

TEXAS-DALLAS - Named former Baylor pitcher and McLennan Community College pitching coach Jenny Isham-Fuller as assistant coach.

UC DAVIS - Named Boise State head coach Erin Thorpe to the same position.

WAYNESBURG - Named South Fayette High School and former University of Rhode Island assistant coach Richele Hall as head coach.

 

July 2014

ACADEMY OF ART - Named former San Francisco State player and Cal State Monterey Bay assistant coach Sonja Garnett as head coach.

AKRON - Named former Florida Southern/NPF player and UConn assistant coach Dr. Megan Brown to the same position.

ALDERSON BROADDUS - Named former Central Christian College head coach Chad Kerr to the same position.

ARKANSAS - Named Randi Davis as an assistant/pitching coach.

BARUCH COLLEGE - Promoted former Baruch player and assistant coach Melanie Pellegrino to the head coaching position.

CAL-BERKELEY - Named former Arizona State associate head coach Chuck D'Arcy as assistant coach.

COE COLLEGE - Named former Coe player and assistant coach Diane Meyer as head coach, replacing the retiring Bob Timmons.

COLUMBIA - Named former Indiana Wesleyan player and Buffalo head coach Jennifer Teague to the same position.

GREEN BAY - Named former Maine player and assistant coach Beth Spoehr as head coach, succeeding the retired Jean Rivett.

HAVERFORD COLLEGE - Named former Fordham player and Pacific Lutheran head coach Erin Brooks to the same position.

IOWA - Named former Alabama volunteer assistant coach Adam Arbour as an assistant coach.

IP FORT WAYNE - Named former Tulsa player and, most recently, Fairleigh Dickinson assistant coach Germaine Fairchild as head coach.

JACKSONVILLE - Named former Longwood player and assistant coach Jennifer Steele as head coach and former George Washington recruiting coordinator Dan Sperl as assistant coach.

KANSAS - Named former Stanford head coach John Rittman as associate head coach.

LINDENWOOD - Named Michael Reese and former Louisville player Kristin Miller as assistant coaches.

LOUISVILLE - Named former Iowa player and assistant coach Stacy May-Johnson to the same position.

LOUISVILLE - Named former Missouri/Mississippi State head coach and NFCA Hall of Famer Jay Miller as assistant coach.

LYCOMING - Promoted former Mansfield player and Lycoming interim head coach Melissa Baer tohead coach.

MARYLAND - Named former Cal-Berkeley player and Louisville assistant coach Courtney Scott as head coach.

MINNESOTA-CROOKSTON - Named former Louisburg College head coach Don Stopa to the same position.

MISSISSIPPI STATE - Named former Oklahoma player and Wichita State assistant coach Samantha Ricketts to the same position.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY - Named former Southern Illinois player and Wisconsin-Parkside head coach Laura "Flipp" Fillipp as assistant coach.

RADFORD - Named former Radford player and volunteer assistant coach Jackie Jenkins as assistant coach.

SAMFORD - Named former Florida and current Team USA player Michelle Moultrie as assistant coach.

SOUTH ALABAMA - Named former LSU and current National Pro Fastpitch player Rachele Fico as assistant coach.

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS - Named former Northwestern Oklahoma State head coach Jason Anderson to the same position.

SOUTHERN UTAH - Named former Oklahoma State assistant coach Tom Gray as head coach.

STANFORD - Named former Trinity player and Dartmouth head coach Rachel Hanson to the same position.

SUNY NEW PALTZ - Named former North Carolina player and interim head coach Brittany Robinson as head coach.

TEXAS A&M - Named former Georgia associate head coach Gerry Glasco to the same position.

TOLEDO - Named former Florida player and Charleston Southern assistant coach Kristen Butler as head coach.

UAB - Named former UAB player and student assistant Amanda Ellis as assistant coach and former UAB player and assistant coach Lucy Bass as the director of operations.

UMASS-LOWELL - Named former UMass player and associate head coach Danielle Henderson as head coach.

UNIV. OF PIKEVILLE - Named former Georgia Tech player and Evansville assistant coach Christine Sheridan as head coach.

USC UPSTATE - Named former Virginia Tech player and ETSU assistant/pitching coach Kenzie Roark to the same position.

UTEP - Named former UMass player and Lafayette College assistant/pitching coach Sara Plourde to the same position.

VALPARAISO - Named former Illinois State player and Hofstra assistant coach Kate Stake as head coach.

VIRGINIA TECH - Named former Presbyterian assistant coach Justin Miller to the same position.

WASHINGTON - Named former Oregon pitching coach Mike Roberts to the same position.

WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT - Named former Wisconsin-Oshkosh player and Marian head coach Ashley Steltenpohl as head coach.

 

June 2014

BRIDGEWATER (Va.) - Named former Missouri-St. Louis assistant coach Kim McCall as head coach, succeeding the retired Donnie Fulk.

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY - Named former Missouri Western State player and assistant coach Mandie Berneking as head coach.

CAMPBELL - Named former Campbell associate head coach Todd Bradley as head coach.

COKER COLLEGE - Named former King University assistant coach Travis McCall as head coach, succeeding the retiring David Hanna.

DRAKE - Announced the hiring of former SIUE player and Drake volunteer assistant Kasey Griffith as an assistant coach.

EMBRY-RIDDLE - Named former Alabama player and Oklahoma State assistant coach Kelsi Dunne as head coach.

KANSAS - Named former Southern Illinois player and Texas A&M associate head coach Mary Jo Firnbach to the same position.

LOUISIANA-MONROE - Named former Southern Arkansas head coach Corey Lyon to the same position, succeeding the retired Rosemary Holloway-Hill.

MASSACHUSETTS - Named former UMass player and interim head coach Kristi Stefanoni as head coach.

MCNEESE STATE - Named former McNeese State assistant coach Joanna Hardin as head coach.

MICHIGAN STATE - Named former Purdue and Oklahoma assistant JT Gasso to the same position.

MOUNT OLIVE - Named former Glenville State head coach Mandy Sansbury to the same position, succeeding Jaime Kylis-Higginbotham, who stepped down in May.

OKLAHOMA STATE - Named former South Alabama assistant coach Mark Ryal to the same position.

SACRAMENTO STATE - Named former Sacramento State player and interim head coach Lori Perez as head coach.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE - Named former Evansville head coach Mark Redburn to the same position.

TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE - Named former Lipscomb player and Seton Hall assistant coach Betsy White-Dean as head coach.

TEXAS TECH - Named former Texas A&M player and Sam Houston State assistant coach Adrian Gregory as head coach.

TROY - Named former UAB player and Mississippi State assistant coach Beth Mullins as head coach.

UAB - Named former UAB player and Ball State assistant coach Erica Sisson to the same position.


May 2014

GRAND VALLEY STATE - Named former Grand Valley State player and assistant coach Dana Callihan as head coach, succeeding the retiring Doug Woods.

HOFSTRA - Named former Gannon player and Hofstra associate head coach Larissa Anderson as head coach succeeding the retiring NFCA Hall of Famer Bill Edwards.

MOUNT MARY UNIVERSITY - Named interim head coach Tim Edwards as head coach.

OLE MISS - Named former McNeese State head coach Mike Smith to the same position.

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY - Named former Willamette player and Pacific assistant coach Liz Yandall as head coach succeeding the retiring Tim Hill.

WEST FLORIDA - Named former Marist player and Missouri assistant coach Melissa Paul as head coach.


January 2014

LASELL COLLEGE - Named former Wellesley College assistant coach Lacy Gillotti as head coach.

SUNY NEW PALTZ - Named former North Carolina player and Northern Vance H.S. (NC) head coach Brittany Robinson to the same position.

VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - Hired Blair Dameron as head coach.