Softball: Eagles Name Alex Hill Head Coach
Nashua, N.H. - The Daniel Webster College department of athletics announced today that Alex Hill has been appointed head coach of the Eagles' softball program.
"We are very pleased that Alex has agreed to join us and serve as head coach of the softball program," said Director of Athletics John Griffith. "Alex has demonstrated outstanding skills throughout his development as a coach and we are confident he will help us continue to build a quality softball program here at the College."
"The past few years have shown extraordinary commitment to athletics at Daniel Webster College and I am extremely excited to become part of the Eagle family," said Hill. "The softball program has taken extraordinary strides over the past three seasons and we hope to build on that success."
Hill is a 2000 graduate of Wheaton (Mass.) College and comes to Daniel Webster having served the past two years as baseball coach at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass. He has also previously served stints as assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University, Saint Anselm College, and Westfield State College.
For the past two years, Hill has also served as the Director of Operations for Vortex Softball, where he developed, managed and directed nearly two dozen national, high school softball clinics.
Hill is also a former assistant coach with the Lowell Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, and was an assistant regional scouting director in the San Diego Padres organization.
The Eagles softball program broke every single season record in program history on the way to a best-ever 19-16-1 overall record including a 10-5-1 record in league play in 2009.
Just two years removed from a 2-22 season, the squad went on to earn a trip to the postseason for the first time since 2003, won its first playoff game since 1997, and posted its longest in-season winning streak (10 games) in over 10 years.
Further, the 19 victories surpassed the program's total number of wins over the previous eight seasons combined. In the post-season tournament, the Eagles hosted a playoff game for the first time, defeating Bay Path College, advancing to the semifinal round. The Eagles followed with an upset of top-seeded Lesley and went on to finish third overall.
The program saw one NECC "Player of the Week," two "Pitcher of the Week" and two "Rookie of the Week" honors. The squad was also honored with a season record five all conference players, and saw its first ever student-athlete earn both ECAC and NFCA all regional honors.