Springfield, Mass. - August 24, 2016 - Dr. Julie Perrelli has announced her resignation from Springfield College, effective immediately, to pursue other professional opportunities.
Perrelli spent the last seven seasons as the Diane L. Potter '57 Head Softball Coach at Springfield College and as an assistant professor of physical education, and owned a career record at Springfield of 163-122-3 (.571).
During her tenure at Springfield College, Perelli's student-athletes earned 21 All-Conference, 12 All-Region and one All-America honor. She was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2012 after leading the Pride to an overall record of 25-16-1, and helped groom NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year, Ashley Marino, in the same season. Additionally, she led the Springfield College softball program to the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2013.
"I would like to thank Coach Perrelli for her contributions to Springfield College," said Dr. Craig Poisson, Springfield College's Director of Athletics. "Her strong work in both the classroom and on the diamond made her a valuable member of our College community and I wish her the best of luck moving forward."
Perrelli, who earned both her doctorate in Physical Education, Teaching Administration and her Master's degree in Athletic Administration at Springfield College, took over the softball program at Springfield College in the fall of 2009. Prior to her arrival at Springfield College, Perrelli had been the head softball coach at Smith College. Under the honors category, Perrelli's Smith softball team earned the Sportsmanship Award from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2008.