LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Connecticut first-year head coach Jen McIntyre was honored as the Division I Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for her work with Boston University during the 2014 season, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
The accolade salutes the efforts of coaches from the various NFCA membership categories for their tireless dedication to the sport of softball and to the continued education, growth and development of young women, both on and off the playing field.
McIntyre coordinated recruiting, compliance, academics and strength and conditioning, plus coached the outfielders and offense, as the Terriers’ associate head coach this past year under Kathryn Gleason. Beyond her coaching, McIntyre’s energy and positive attitude helped guide Boston University to 36 wins and school records in four offensive categories. The Terriers captured the Patriot League title in their first season in the conference and advanced to the NCAA Regionals at the University of Arizona.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this award on behalf of all of the assistant coaches that work tirelessly each day to give back to the sport we all are privileged to be a part of,” said McIntyre. “I have been so lucky and fortunate to have tremendous mentors in my career. It is very easy to come to the field each day with energy and passion when you believe wholeheartedly in the vision that the head coach is creating for the program. I am so thankful to the NFCA, the entire Boston University athletic department, head coach Kathryn Gleason, and the BU softball student-athletes for their commitment to the BU softball program.”
Since her arrival to UConn in July, McIntyre has been busy, rounding out her staff with two assistant coaches, Adrienne Clark and Chrissy Schoonmaker.
McIntyre and the Huskies open the 2014 fall schedule on Sunday, Sept. 21 when Providence visits Storrs for a doubleheader. First pitch is set for noon. In total, the fall slate features eight total games, including three doubleheaders. Each game will be played at Burrill Family Field and is open to the public.