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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kathryn Gleason, Boston U Part Ways

Boston University head coach Kathryn Gleason resigned from her position on Wednesday.

Gleason just completed her third season at the helm of the Terriers, compiling a 74-74-1 record during that time frame. She oversaw the team's transition from the America East conference to the Patriots League, and immediately led the squad  to the Patriot League title and a berth in the Tucson, Arizona regional in 2014.



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Prior to her time at Boston, Gleason served on the coaching staff at Michigan State, Purdue, and two stints at Massachusetts (UMass). This was her first head coaching position.

A former co-captain of the Michigan Wolverines, as a player, Gleason was a part of three Big Ten championship teams and two maize & blue squads that advanced to the Women's College World Series in 1995 and 1996.


"I would like to thank Boston University for the opportunity to lead the softball program over the past three seasons. I am proud of all of our teams' accomplishments, including the program's first Patriot League title and record-setting 2014 NCAA tournament run. I have coached several talented student-athletes that have had tremendous careers both on the field and in the classroom. I am looking forward to the next step in my career and wish the future Terriers the best of luck." - statement from Gleason on the Boston U softball website.

Though Gleason mentions her 'next step', this does not appear to be a lateral move directly into another vacant position, although her name has already begun to surface in conversation surrounding a high-profile head coaching search. We'll keep you updated on that possibility.

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