GW Names Kim Staehle Head Coach for Softball
Former Head Coach at URI, St. John's, Georgetown Assistant
July 13, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC -- Kim Staehle has been named head coach for softball at The George Washington University, Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mary Jo Warner has announced. Staehle will be responsible for all aspects of the Colonials softball program which begins its fifth varsity season in the spring of 2007.
Staehle (pronounced "STAY-lee") comes to GW from Georgetown University where she has served as an assistant coach last season, the first year of varsity softball at the school.
Prior to last year's stint at Georgetown, Staehle spent three seasons as head coach at the University of Rhode Island from 1999-2002 where her Rams compiled a record of 78-87-1. Her URI teams were twice runners-up in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament in 2001 and `02.
Her first head coaching position was at St. John's University where she coached three seasons from 1996-99 and compiled a record of 53-89.
The East Lyme, CT, native began her coaching career as an assistant coach for two seasons at her alma mater, the University of Connecticut, and was a member of the 1995 Big East regular-season and tournament champion UConn coaching staff. She also coached for one season at Hofstra University (1995-96).
A 1993 graduate of UConn, Staehle played first base and outfield for the Huskies. UConn won consecutive Big East softball regular-season and tournament titles four straight years from 1990 through 1993 during her playing career. The `93 Huskies were NCAA Regional champions and advanced to the Women's College World Series where they finished tied for fifth in the nation.
The Colonials open the fall portion of their schedule on Sept. 23 at Maryland-Baltimore County. GW plays its home games at the GW-Mount Vernon campus softball field located at 2100 Foxhall Road in northwest Washington.