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Jen McIntyre
Jen  McIntyre

Head Coach

Third Season


Gardea Working Dream Job with USA Softball

UConn Alum Contributes to WCWS Preparation.


Softball Announces Class of 2022

Six Players to Join UConn for 2019 Season.


Record-Breaking Effort by Stockley in 12-Inning Loss to USF

Softball Ends Season After Falling in AAC Quarterfinals.


AAC Tournament Begins Thursday in Tampa

UConn Takes on Host USF at 6:30 P.M. ET.


Marcelino Named to All-Rookie Team

Freshman Shortstop Earns American Recognition.



UCONN vs UCF (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Memphis

UConn vs Memphis (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs BC

UConn vs BC (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Houston

UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Hartford

UConn vs Hartford (photo by Stephen Slade)

Jen McIntyre, who has been part of coaching staffs that have made seven NCAA tournament appearances since 2001, completed her fourth season as head softball coach at the University of Connecticut in 2018. 

The Huskies won 20 games with a young team in 2018 under McIntyre - one that included six freshmen and eight sophomore players. It was the first 20-win campaign for UConn with McIntyre at the helm, and the program's first since 2013. 

UConn recorded one of the program's biggest wins on March 15, 2018, as it earned a 6-1 upset victory over No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station. The Huskies played 26 games against RPI Top 75 teams, as part of a strength of schedule ranked No. 54 in all of Division I. 

In 2017 under McIntyre - a season that included eight freshmen players - freshman Carli Cutler was named to the All-Conference Second Team and Rookie Team under McIntyre's guidance. UConn won seven games against RPI Top 100 teams throughout the 2017 campaign, as McIntyre led the Huskies through a challenging season against strong competition. Wins over USF, UCF, and Boston College highlighted the schedule. 

In a 19-win campaign, McIntyre helped UConn improve in almost every category in 2016. Compared to her first season in Storrs, her second saw improvements in hits, runs, batting average, stolen bases, ERA, complete games, and opposing batting average.

With McIntyre in charge, senior Lexi Gifford was selected Second-Team All-Conference at the end of the regular season. Gifford passed Chris Woodman for the UConn program record in career defensive assists (518) against Houston. 

McIntyre served as the associate head coach at Boston University for the 2014 season. The Terriers won the Patriot League tournament and qualified for the NCAA regionals and posted a win against Louisville.

McIntyre joined the Terriers after spending the last 12 years (2002-13) on the Penn State coaching staff, including the last three as associate head coach. During her tenure, PSU reached six NCAA tournaments, highlighted by a regional final appearance in 2011.

Twenty-one of McIntyre's recruits at Penn State were named to All-Big Ten teams 33 times, while seven were placed on the All-Region squads with three becoming NFCA All-Americans. In 2013, senior outfielder Cassidy Bell became PSU's first-ever First Team All-American after batting a program-record .456 at the plate and smashing 20 home runs.

McIntyre spent the 2000 and 2001 season at Indiana as the second assistant coach. During her time in Bloomington, three players were named to the All-Big Ten team.

A 1998 graduate of Penn State with a degree in kinesiology, McIntyre was the starting third baseman for the Nittany Lions from 1995-98. In 1997, she had a career year posting a .304 batting average over 53 games while leading the team in runs scored (29) and assists (138).

A 1997 CoSIDA Verizon Academic All-America selection, she ranks sixth all-time with 42 career stolen bases. Also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, she was named team MVP as a junior and team captain as a senior.

In May 2001, McIntyre earned her master's degree in kinesiology/sports management and athletic administration at Indiana.