Hallie Blackney
Hallie  Blackney

Assistant Coach



GW Softball Names Hallie Blackney Assistant Coach

Colonials Add Division I Success to Staff

Hallie Blackney was named assistant coach in October 2016.

In her first season under Head Coach James DeFeo, Blackney helped GW to a program-record 28 victories and the most Atlantic 10 victories (11) since 2013. In 2017, the Colonials set program records for hits (426), batting average (.302), RBI (243), extra-base hits (125), total bases (626), slugging percentage (.444), fewest strikeouts (201) and best fielding percentage (.964).

Blackney coached five different Colonials to A-10 All-Conference Honors, including 2017 Rookie of the Year Jenna Cone. In total, Blackney coached one First Team member, three Second Team members and three All-Rookie members in 2017.

Blackney joined the Colonials after serving as assistant coach at the University of South Dakota for three seasons. Blackney coached 15 All-Summit League selections, three NFCA All-Region honorees and one academic All-American for the Coyotes.

Blackney helped South Dakota amass 72 wins during her tenure and worked primarily with the hitters, leading the squad to a Summit League-record 77 home runs in 2015, ranking 17th nationally.

Prior to her stint at South Dakota, Blackney helped the Fort Wayne Mastodons in Indiana claim a Summit League Tournament title to earn a trip to NCAA Regionals during her two years as assistant coach.

Blackney began her Division I coaching experience at Southeast Missouri State University during the 2011-12 season. A 2008 graduate of Truman State University, Blackney served as a graduate assistant coach at Division II Bemidji State University from 2009-11.