Head Coach Amanda DeMoine
Contact information FOR COACH DEMOINE
Office phone: 419-358-3378
Bluffton University has named Amanda DeMoine as its head softball coach.
DeMoine has seven years of experience coaching in the NCAA, plus an additional four years of playing experience at Salisbury University, a top DIII program. During spring 2017, she served as an assistant coach at Coppin State University (Baltimore, Md.). Prior to that, she was an assistant coach at Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, Pa.) for the 2015-16 season and an assistant coach at Stevenson University (Owings Mills, Md.) from 2011-2015. She will join Bluffton’s coaching staff in December.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and beyond excited to be able to work with the student-athletes, administrators, and staff here at Bluffton,” said DeMoine. “I hope to develop this program beyond being a leader in the conference, while also continuing the longstanding tradition of helping these women develop into great human beings. I especially want to thank Phill Talavinia for his support and I cannot wait to get started.”
The 2010 Salisbury graduate made a 2009 appearance at the DIII national championships where her team finished fifth. She was a team captain in her senior year and a four-time member of the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic team while earning her bachelor’s degree in exercise science. DeMoine is currently completing a Master’s of Education in Coaching Education and Athlete Development from Xavier University.
As an assistant coach, DeMoine’s responsibilities included coaching, recruiting, overseeing academic progress, assisting with strength and conditioning, and organizing travel. She also organized and ran clinics at Stevenson and Susquehanna as well as camps for USA Preps, Triple Crown and Five Star Athletics.
Assistant Coach Breanna Gleason
Contact information for Coach GLEASON
Office phone: 419-358-3354
Breanna Gleason will be entering her second year as a graduate assistant softball coach at Bluffton University during the 2017-18 school year.
A four-year letterwinner for the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents, Gleason appeared in 38 games for W&J, making 37 starts during her sophomore season as an outfielder. The following year, she helped lead the team to the 2014 President’s Athletic Conference Championship. Gleason was awarded with the PAC Academic Honor Roll and she was placed on Washington & Jefferson College Dean's List in 2014-15.
Gleason currently resides in Bluffton, but is originally from Pittsburgh, Penn. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Washington & Jefferson College in May of 2015. While working for the Beavers, she will be pursuing her Master of Arts in Organizational Management. Her main duties will be game planning, recruiting and designing player workouts both in-season and for off seasons.