Jenny Allard is the head softball coach of Harvard University and the Ivy League's most successful softball coach, with a 391-311-2 overall record including a 173-69 Ivy League mark. A 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan, Allard was named the Wolverines' Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Pitcher, and was a four-time All-Big Ten Conference selection. She holds a masterís degree from the Harvard School of Education and a master's in psychology from the Harvard Extension School.
Kaitlin Andrews was a top pitcher and 2012 captain for D2 Stonehill College. In her junior year Kaitlin led the Stonehill Skyhawks with a 1.89 ERA in 81 innings pitched. Kaitlin was one of the top high school pitchers in Massachusetts, leading Hudson High School to a 2007 state championship and setting the school's career strikout record. She has several years experience instructing softball pitching, hitting and defense.
Bobby Barrett is an assistant baseball coach for UMass Boston, responsible for catchers and assisting with hitting instruction. Prior to his current position he coached at Suffolk University for 2 seasons. Bobby was a top player and captain for Suffolk University (2010) as starting catcher, achieving a career .385 batting average. In addition he set the school's single season RBI record and was a D3Baseball.com All-America selection. Bobby instructs catching, hitting, pitching and defense.
John Brickley is a professional baseball coach, manager and scout. His extensive experience includes managing teams in the Cape Cod League and MLB scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds and KC Royals. John played for Rollins College and professionally in Europe. John also served as varsity coach for Melrose HS where he was awarded 1990 Middlesex League Coach of the Year. He has decades of experience instructing and coaching players of all ages and ability.
Megan DeNubila is a 2012 graduate of Brandeis University. There she was a versatile player, playing multiple positions, including catcher, outfield, and infield. She was a captain of the 2011-2012 team and started in all but one game that season. After graduating, Megan coached for David Prouty High School Varsity Softball. Megan is available for softball fielding, catching, hitting and slap-hitting instruction.
Steve Donovan has been coaching and teaching baseball for over 30 years and is currently an assistant coach for Brandeis University. Steve is also the JV coach of Westford Academy and a head coach for the New England Wolfpac AAU baseball program. Steve's extensive baseball experience includes pitching coach for Merrimack College, varsity coach of Acton-Boxboro where he earned the 1986 Lowell Sun Coach of the Year Award and head coach of the AAU/ Junior Olympic New England Mariners (U15 National Champions). Steve pitched for Springfield College and has played in Europe and Australia. Steve is available for private and group lessons, basic to advanced levels for hitting, pitching and defense skills.
April Eringis played softball for Merrimack College (catcher and infielder) and was a top player for Central Catholic HS. She is a softball coach for Dracut HS and has coached tournament softball teams since 2006, including the Baystate Bandits 14U and 16U teams (2006-07) and the Concord Raiders 12U team (2008 to 2012). April teaches mathematics and has been instructing softball hitting and catching for several years.
Brendan Eygabroat is the Head Baseball Coach of U-Mass Boston. Now entering his 9th year as head coach, Eygabroat holds the highest career winning percentage of any baseball coach in UMB history. In 2010 his team won the NCAA NE Regional Championship and played in the College World Series. The 2010 UMass Beacons finished the season ranked 9th in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper national poll. As a player, Eygabroat caught for 17 years and was a first team All-Conference catcher and All-Region player at Virginiaís Mary Washington College. Coach Eygabroat has several years experience teaching baseball for players at all levels and specializes in catcher skills instruction.
Coach Allie Hardy was a top pitcher for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2012), where she earned All-NEWMAC Conference honors and was a 3-time NEWMAC Pitcher of The Week, ending her career with an impressive ratio of 224 strikeouts and only 26 walks. Prior to WPI, Allie was a top pitcher and all-time strikeout leader for Leominster HS. She instructs pitching and pitcher conditioning for all ages and abilities.
Jannelle Iaquinto is the pitching coach for Merrimack College. As a player she pitched for D1 Siena College and assisted in the development of Siena's pitching staff. Jannelle was an outstanding pitcher for Arlington Catholic High School where she remains the all-time leader in innings-pitched and strikeouts (637) and was honored as a Boston Globe All-Star and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Athlete.
Robyn King is one of the top softball pitching instructors in the region. She holds career records for pitching and hitting at Boston University (2001), and pitched professionally in Europe and with the Stratford Brakettes, where she recorded a 28-4 record and won 3 ASA National Championships. Robyn was also the head coach of the NE Polar Crush elite 18U team.
Cameron Kneeland is a pro player at 3rd and shortstop, was the 2013 Canadian-American League "Rookie of the Year" and has been signed by the Baltimore Orioles for 2014. Prior to his professional career Cam was a top player at Umass Lowell, receiving Northeast-10 All Conference First Team and ABCA Division II All-East Region First Team accolades 2010-2012. Cam instructs hitting, infield defense and pitching for all ages.
Jamie Millett is an assistant softball coach for Simmons College. As a captain for Merrimack College, Jamie helped lead the Warriors to an 2011 NCAA Div II East Regional Championship and was honored as a 2010 Northeast-10 All-Conference Academic Team selection. Prior to her collegiate career, Jamie was a 5-year Mid-Wachusett League All-Star and a key component of the 2007 Hudson HS state championship. Jamie specializes in hitting, slap-hitting and defensive skills.
Tyler Mizenko is a professional pitcher for the San Francisco Giants single-A GreenJackets of Augusta GA. As the team's 2013 closer, Tyler had 25 saves and accumulated 50 strikeouts in 52.1 innings, earning him a selection to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Prior to his pro career Tyler pitched for NCAA Div I Winthrop University, where he holds the school's season save record. Tyler specializes in pitching and pitcher conditioning, and coaches general baseball skills for players of all ages.
Meaghan OíNeal coaches for the NE Diamond Gems and is a varsity softball coach for Maynard HS. A 2012 graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Meaghan was a top defensive player at 3rd base and strong hitter, leading the team in RBIs in 2010. Meaghan specializes in hitting and defense skills instruction and softball strength & conditioning for players of all ages and abilities.
Ron Rakowski is currently an assistant coach at the College of the Holy Cross where he handles the Crusaders pitching staff. Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Rakowski worked as pitching coach for Tacoma Community College, Willamette University, and San Francisco State University. His extensive experience includes coaching Clovis (Calif.) High School to back-to-back national championships and working at several All-Star baseball camps including those at Stanford, Gonzaga and Kansas.
Jimmy Van Ostrand is an assistant baseball coach for Boston College. After a successful college career, batting .317 for California Polytechnic State University, Jimmy was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2006. Since then he has played 8 minor league seasons, reaching the Triple A level. In 2011, he earned Houston Astros MiLB All-Star honors, recording a .306 batting average to go along with a 48 RBIs, 22 doubles, and 11 homers. A Vancouver native, Jimmy was also a member for the Canadian National Team, competing in 3 Baseball World Cups and the 2008 Olympics. Jimmy instructs baseball hitting and fielding for all ages.
Ashton Whidden was the softball pitching coach for Franklin Pierce University (2011-13) and is an assistant coach for the Polar Crush elite 18U team. She pitched for Saint Leo University in the Sunshine State Conference and Florida's elite "Team FLA" fastpitch softball club. Coach Whidden has several years experience instructing pitching for developing and advanced players. She is available for private and semi-private lessons.
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coaching. Their programs involve progressive learning in
specific skill areas with lots of personal attention through a
low student to instructor ratio.