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Softball Coaching Transactions

Softball Coaching Job Changes

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



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January | February | March | April


North Florida (May 25 / DI) - Head coach Marcie Higgs announced her resignation.

Wofford (May 25 / DI) - Maryland assistant coach Chelsea Butler named head coach. Mark Line, who has served as the head coach for the past year and recruited the first class of student-athletes, will remain on staff as an assistant coach.

Moravian (May 25 / DIII) - Promoted assistant coach Josh Baltz to head coach.

UNCW (May 24 / DI) Head coach Kristy Norton resigned.

Plymouth State (May 24 / DIII) - Announced interim head coach Mike Bernier has been promoted to head coach.

Averett (May 23 / DIII) - Named Muskingum assistant Carol Oberhelman head coach.

Methodist (May 23/DIII) - Announced retirement of head coach Ron Simpson. Elevated assistant Alexis Allaman to head coach. 

Texas A&M (May 23 / DI) - 26-year head coach Jo Evans' contract not renewed.

Cal State Bakersfield (May 23 / DI) - Head coach Crissy Buck-Ziegler contract not renewed after 11 seasons.

Northern Colorado (May 23 / DI) - Head coach Ben Garcia retired.

Albertus Magnus (May 20 / DIII) - Announced Ed Emielita has stepped down as head softball coach.

Notre Dame of Maryland (May 18 / DIII) - Announced assistant softball coach Samantha Kastner has been promoted to interim assistant athletic director and head softball coach.

Bradley University (May 18 / DI) - Head coach Amy Hayes contract not renewed.

Christian Brothers (May 18 / DII) - Head coach Jordan Bastian resigned.

Spring Hill (May 17 / DII) - Hanna Lythberg promoted to head coach.

Southern Illinois (May 16 / DI) - Head coach Kerri Blaylock announced her retirement after 22 seasons; Jen Sewell promoted to head coach.

New Mexico (May 16 / DI) - Dr. Paula Congleton, who has served as the head coach for UNM since June of 2017, will not have her contract renewed.

Toledo (May 16 / DI) - Head coach Joe Abraham announced his resignation.

Morehead State (May 14 / DI) - Head coach Samantha Jones resigned.

Spring Hill (May 12 / DII) - Head coach Steve Kittrell announced his retirement.

Michigan State (May 12 / DI) - Head coach Jacquie Joseph retires after 29 seasons and accepted a role in sports administration.

Quincy (May 11 / DII) - Carla Passini announced her resignation as head coach and will step full time into her athletics administration role.

Hope (May 10 / DIII) - Announced Mary VandeHoef stepped down as head coach after 12 seasons.

UNC Pembroke (May 9 / DII) Head coach Brittany Bennett steps down after nine seasons.

Missouri Valley College (May 9 / NAIA) - Graduate assistant Kelly James promoted to head coach.

Yale (May 9 / DI) - Assistant Coach Laura Ricciardone elevated to head coach.

Iowa (May 8 / DI) - Assistant Coach Rick Dillinger announced retirement.

Creighton (May 6 / DI) - Announced 29-year head coach Brent Vigness stepped down. Nicole Newman named interim head coach.

Methodist (May 6 / DIII) - Head coach Ron Simpson announced his retirement effect June 1 after 24 seasons.

Delta State (May 5 / DII) - Head coach Casey Bourgoyne Charles announced resignation after 13 seasons.

Little League® (May 5 / Youth) - Little League® International has announced Ashlea Nash as its new Director of Softball Development.

UT Permian Basin (May 4 / DII) - Head coach Tia Tagaloa will not return.

Southwestern Oklahoma (May 3 / DII) - Head coach Kim Maher stepped down.

Yale (May 2 / DI) - Head coach Jen Goodwin completed her contract and will not return as its softball coach. 

Texas Tedh (May 1 / DI) - Announced head softball coach Sami Ward and her coaching staff have been relieved of their duties.


Lincoln (Mo.) (April 27 / DII) - Head coach Christine Core resigned.

La Roche (April 25 / DIII) - Announced Orie Gentile will retire as head coach after the completion of the 2022 season, his 26th.

Averett (April 25 / DIII) - Announced Steve Alcorn has resigned as head coach after three seasons.

Utica (April 14 / DIII) - Head coach Pat Mineo will retire at the end of the 2022 season, bringing to an end a 35-year coaching career, including the last 17 at Utica.

Bellevue West HS (Neb.) — Named Concordia University (NAIA) assistant coach Bre Hamilton head coach.

Albright (April 1/ DIII) - Removed interim tag for head coach Zoe Robertson, who had served in that role since the fall.


Keystone (March 21 / DIII) - Name Gary Wilmet interim head coach.

NYU (March 9 / DIII) - Added Tanya Slimp as assistant coach.

Rhode Island College (March 8 / DIII) - Added Sarah Gunderson as assistant coach.

Penn State Altoona (March 1 / DIII) - Named Youngstown State (DI) assistant Bill Graham head coach.


Ferrum (Feb. 22 / DIII) - Promoted associate head softball coach Maggie White to assistant director of athletics and senior woman administrator.

Rock Valley College (Feb. 10 / NJCAA) - Named assistant coach Vivi Marquez co-head coach.

Savannah State (Feb. 8 / DII) - George Mason assistant coach Megan Griffith named head coach.

West Hills College Coalinga (Feb. 1 / Cal JC) - Mike Wallace hired as head coach.

Rhode Island CollegeRhode Island College (Feb. 7 / DIII) - Named Mary Holt-Kelsch as the interim head softball coach.

Central (Feb. 1/DIII) - Announced alum Brenda Vigness Coldren has returned to the school as pitching coach.


St. John's (Jan. 18 / DI) - Elevated Marissa Rizzi to assistant coach.

Berea (Jan. 16 / DIII) - Named Angela Dean head coach.

Salem State (Jan. 14 / DIII) - Named Johnson & Wales assistant Isabella Russo head coach.

Mississippi University for Women (Jan. 13/DIII) - Named head softball coach Buddy Foster to assistant athletic director (he will continue as softball coach).

Franciscan (Jan. 12 / NCAA DIII) - Named Chris McKnight head coach.

Grinnell (Jan. 12 / NCAA DIII) - Named Waldorf College (NAIA) head coach Lexy Determan to same position.

Howard Payne (Jan. 10 / DIII) - Named Kailey Anderson head coach.

Army West Point (Jan. 5 / NCAA DI) - Named Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis assistant Jessica Gorman to the same position.

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