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Erin Harvey Steps Down as Wilmington’s Softball Head Coach to Assume Administrative Roles

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - New Castle, DE

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Erin Harvey with the 2012 senior class

After recently completing her sixth season at the helm of the Wilmington University softball team, head coach Erin Harvey announced today she will step down from the position to assume administrative roles in the Wilmington University Athletic department. She has been promoted to the positions of Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics Compliance Coordinator and the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).

“The reason I am stepping down as the head coach is because I’m unable to devote the appropriate time needed to carry a successful program,” Harvey said. “If I expect 100 percent out of my student-athletes, then I would expect to give 100 percent of my time, and I cannot do that with my added roles.”

Harvey recently conducted one of the most successful campaigns in the softball programs’ history, leading the team to a program record 18 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victories. The Wildcats finished in fourth place in the CACC standings during the regular season before concluding the season with a 26-25 overall record.

In six years as the team’s head coach, Harvey compiled a 157-128 overall record, a .551 winning percentage, and a 92-56 CACC record, a .622 winning percentage. In her first year as a head coach, she turned around a team with a 9-31 record into a 31-15 team and a third place conference finish. She has taken the Wildcats to the CACC Tournament in five of her six years, and was named the 2012 CACC Co-Coach of the Year.

“I would like to thank the administration for first giving me the opportunity to coach starting in 2007 and now for the opportunity to further my career in an administrative role. I’m honored to have this opportunity. I look forward to the challenges that may arise in my new position.”

“This is an exciting administrative opportunity for Erin,” Athletics Director Linda Van Drie-Andrzjewski said. “I have no doubt she will do a first rate job in compliance and continue to work with the student-athletes. She has a solid working knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and the entire skill set to be a great compliance officer.”

A national search for Wilmington’s next head softball coach will begin this week. Please direct your attention to the University’s Human Resource website for the upcoming job posting and any further information. Click Here