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COACHING TRANSACTIONS

Transactions are updated as they become available and are grouped by month.
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July 2015

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

BOWLING 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 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.

EASTERN NEW MEXICO (DII / June 29) - Katie Welborn named head coach after serving as an assistant at Lubbock Christian in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.