|Title:||Head Softball Coach|
University of Bridgeport Director of Athletics Jay Moran
announced in early September 2009 that Dawn Stearns has
joined the Department of Athletics staff as the head coach of the
Purple Knights’ softball program. Stearns came to UB
from Mitchell College in New London, CT where she has served as
Assistant Head Coach since 2007. Dawn has also been the
assistant varsity softball coach at Daniel Hand High School in
Madison, CT since 2004. The 2013 season will be her fourth in the
Purple Knights' dugout, and she enters the year coming off a
campaign in which UB increased its season wins total for the second
Said Moran, “Coach Stearns is a great fit for our softball program here at the University of Bridgeport. Her knowledge of the sport is impeccable and having worked with travel teams and camps throughout Connecticut and the entire Northeast region, her many contacts will aid our recruiting of quality student-athletes."
Along with her intercollegiate and high school coaching experience, Dawn has also been the head coach of the Shoreline Sting and Outlaws travel teams since 2003, directing the 12-U, 14-U and 16-U squads.
A 1989 graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Business and Economics, Stearns was a four-year starter at catcher and an All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection for the Bullets.