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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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Texas (July 1 / DI) - Oklahoma volunteer coach and former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi & Temple College head coach Kristen Zaleski named assistant coach.


UAB (June 30 / DI) - Announced the hiring of Wallace State-Hanceville (NJCAA DI) head coach A.J. Daugherty to same position.

North Florida (June 30 / DI) - Jeff Conrad elevated to head coach.

Arizona State (June 30 / DI) - Ball State assistant coach Jeremy Manley named to same position.

Buena Vista (June 30 / DIII) - Named Cottey College assistant Sarah Richardson to same position.

Widener (June 28 / DIII) - Announced the retirement of Fred Dohrmann after 41 seasons.

UT Permian Basin (June 28 / DII) - Ottawa (Kan.) (NAIA) assistant coach Samantha Mendez named head coach.

Webber International (June 28 / NAIA) - Western Michigan assistant coach Todd Buckingham hired as head coach.

Oklahoma State (June 28 / DI) - Colorado State assistant coach Whitney Cloer named to same position.

Toledo (June 28 / DI) - Named Duke assistant coach Jessica Bracamonte as head coach.

Missouri (June 28 / DI) - Hired Oklahoma State assistant coach Jeff Cottrill to the same position.

Rutgers (June 28 / DI) - Announced the addition of Matthew Guemmer as an assistant coach.

Muskingum (June 27 / DIII) - Named Juniata head coach and Muskingum alum Laina Connor to same position.

Missouri Baptist (June 27 / NAIA) - Hired St. Louis Heat (TB) head coach to same position.

Vanguard (June 24 / NAIA) - Promoted assistant coach Sydney Lahner to head coach.

Florida Atlantic (June 24 / DI) - Ohio State assistant coach Jordan Clark named head coach.

Western Michigan (June 24 / DI) - Announced Harvard assistant coach and Bronco alum Jenny Rohn as head coach.

South Dakota State (June 24 / DI) - Hired Arkansas Tech (DII) head coach Kristina McSweeney to same position.

Texas A&M-Commerce (June 24 / DI) - Former Texas Tech assistant coach Brittany Miller hired as head coach.

Northern Colorado (June 24 / DI) - Colorado State assistant coach Dedeann Pendleton-Helm named head coach.

Ave Maria (June 23 / NAIA) - Goshen head coach Juliaclare Plezbert named to same position.

Menlo (June 23 / NAIA) - Hired Stevens Institute of Technology (DIII) assistant coach Sky Ellazar as head coach.

Rockford (June 23 / DIII) - Head Coach Josh Keener resigns.

Utica (June 22 / DIII) - Named Skidmore head coach and Utica alum Rinae Olsen to same position.

Arizona State (June 22 / DI) - Texas assistant coach Megan Bartlett tabbed head coach.

Akron (June 22 / DI) - Named Texas A&M-Kingsville (DII) head coach Craig Nicholson to same position.

Keiser (June 21 / NAIA) - John Pryor hired as head coach.

Clemson (June 21 / DI) - Hired Arizona graduate assistant coach Jessie Harper to same position.

Texas Tech (June 20 / DI) - Hired former Texas A&M assistant coach Craig Snider as head coach.

South Carolina (June 20 / DI) - Duke assistant coach Josh Bloomer named to same position.

UNC Pembroke (June 17 / DII) - Elevated assistant coach Stephanie Graziani to head coach.

Coker (June 16 / DII) - Former UNC Pembroke head coach Brittany Bennett named to same position.

Southern Wesleyan (June 16 / DII) - Belhaven (DIII) assistant baseball coach Clay Ardeeser hired as head coach.

Memphis (June 16 / DI) - Natalie Poole has resigned after 11 seasons as head coach.

Nichols (June 14 / DIII) - Named Woodstock Academy assistant Caitlin Hitchcock head coach.

Oberlin (June 14 / DIII) - Announced head coach Sara Schoenhoft will leave her role to transition to associate director of campus recreation.

SIUE (June 14 / DI) - Interim head coach P.J. Finigan resigned his position.

Kansas City (June 14 / DI) - Head coach Kerry Shaw's contract will not be renewed.

Texas A&M (June 14 / DI) - UAB head coach Joe Guthrie hired as an assistant coach.

John Carroll (June 13 / DIII) - Announced head coach Nicole Loudin has resigned after nine seasons.

Quincy (June 13 / DII) - Hired Missouri S&T head coach Cathy Monroe to same position.

Michigan State (June 10 / DI) - Hired Campbell head coach Sharonda McDonald-Kelley to same position.

Texas A&M (June 10 / DI) - Arizona State assistant coach Jeff Harger named to same position.

Southeastern Oklahoma State (June 9 / DII) - Union head coach Mackeznie Sher named to same position.

Western Oregon (June 9 / DII) - Assistant coach ALy Boytz elevated to interim head coach. Zoe Clark returns to program as an assistant coach.

Bates (June 9 / DIII) - Elevated assistant Kat McKay to head coach.

University of British Columbia (June 7 / NAIA) - Head coach Gord Collings retired.

Texas A&M (June 7 / DI) - Named Arizona State head coach Trisha Ford to the same position.

Auburn-Montgomery (June 6 / DII) - Assistant coach Scottie Wilkes elevated to interim head coach.

Creighton (June 6 / DI) - Hired South Dakota State head coach Krista Wood to same position.

New Mexico (June 4 / DI) - Stephen F. Austin head coach Nicole Dickson named to same position.

Allen (June 3 / DII) - Stillman assistant coach Kaela Robinson hired as head coach.

Troy (June 2 / DI) - Hired Auburn-Montgomery (DII) head coach Eric Newell to same position.

Keystone (June 1 / DIII) - Named travel ball and junior high coach Mariah Ford head coach.

UT Arlington (June 1 / DI) -  Head coach Peejay Brun announced her resignation.


West Georgia (May 31 / DII) - Named Webber International head coach Kristy Burton to same position.

Hope International (May 27 / NAIA) - Marymount head coach Alex Mascarenas named to same position.

Tennessee Tech (May 27 / DI) - Head coach Michelle DePolo not renewed as head coach.

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.

Hiram (June 2 / DIII) - Scott Pohlman stepped down as head coach at the end of May to assume the role of Director of Athletics. Summer Collins, former GA has been named the interim 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.

Western Michigan (May 11 / DI) - Head Kathy Leitke announced retirement after 22 seasons.

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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