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Monday, July 27, 2015

Megan Ciolli Bartlett Named Ball State Head Coach

Former Purdue assistant coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett has been named the head coach of the Ball State program, it was announced last week.

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Bartlett comes to the Cardinals after spending the past two years in single-season stints at DePaul and Purdue, respectively. She has also seen stints as a member of the staff at Northern Illinois and Loyola-Chicago. This is her first head coaching position.

A decorated graduate of Notre Dame, Bartlett twice earned all-American honors, as well as the Big East conference's Player of the Year award in 2004. She finished her career atop two offensive statistical categories and in the top ten in seven others.

Following her collegiate playing career, Bartlett enjoyed a two-year stint with the Chicago Bandits in the NPF, helping lead the team to back-to-back regular-season titles in 2005 and 2006.

In addition to her softball expertise, Bartlett also holds a juris doctorate and is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.

At BSU, she replaces Tyra Perry, who left the Cardinals for the head coaching position at Illinois. The squad posted a 34-25 record in 2015, including a berth as the #4 seed in the South Bend regional. They upset #16 overall seed Notre Dame for the program's first-ever NCAA tournament victory before being eliminated.

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