Belmont announced the hiring of Brian Levin as the program's new head softball coach.
Levin comes to Nashville after six seasons as the helm of Division II Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). At UMSL, Levin posted a 249-83 record, winning three-quarters of his team's games, and earned four consecutive NCAA tournament berths and three consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament championships.
Levin's Tritons were 53-9 in 2016, finishing the season as the #6 team in the nation. Levin coached four-time D2 all-American Hannah Perryman at UMSL, in addition.
Levin is finishing up his third season as the manager of the Akron Racers in the NPF. He and his staff were named the league's Coaching Staff of the Year in 2014.
A military veteran, Levin spent fifteen years stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 5the Special Forces Group and was responsible for organizing and training combat forces. He played college football and baseball.
He takes over a Belmont program that finished 19-35 in 2016, including an 11-16 mark. The nineteen victories were the second-most in program history and the most since 1999.