Aug. 3, 2010

Courtesy of MIT Athletics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -
Jennifer Williams has been named the new head softball coach at MIT as announced by Department Head and Director of Athletics Julie Soriero. Williams, who becomes the 10th head coach in program history, arrives in Cambridge after spending the past year as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University.

While at Southern New Hampshire, Williams worked closely with the Penmen pitching staff while also assisting in infield and hitting instruction. Previously, she spent two years as an assistant for the Smith College softball team while pursuing a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. Williams’ coaching experience extends overseas as well, as she served as the Pitching Coach for the Swedish Junior and Senior National Teams in the summer of 2008. She also assisted the Enköping Softball Club while in Sweden and has a wealth of instructional and clinical experience.

“I am thrilled to have been afforded the opportunity to take MIT softball to the next level, and I very much look forward to the challenges and successes that lay ahead for us,” said Jennifer Williams.

Williams was a four-year member of the Middlebury College softball team while an undergraduate and has also completed classes as part of the National Fastpitch Coaches College.

“We are very excited to have Jennifer join our department as MIT’s new head softball coach,” remarked Barb Bolich, Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator. “She brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm and experience to the program and I am confident she will take MIT softball to new heights.”