BANGOR, Maine — Terren Hall, a former standout third baseman at the University of Maine, has been hired as the interim softball coach at Husson University.
Hall, who is a Bucksport native, replaces Kristie Hawkins, who left Husson in December after one season to accept a job outside collegiate athletics.
Hall inherits a Husson program that has captured six consecutive North Atlantic Conference championships and made the same number of appearances in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship.
“I’m excited to be joining the Eagles softball program and the great tradition that the program has established,” Hall said in press release. I look forward to building on that success, and I’m eager to get started, meet the team and establish the plan for the upcoming season.”
Hall serves as the general manager and director of softball at Sluggers in Brewer, positions she has held since 2012. She also coaches the Under-18 Maine Sluggers travel team and instructs individuals in pitching, hitting, catching and fielding.
Hall worked as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Husson in 2012 and 2014, primarily working with the hitters. She also volunteered at UMaine in 2011 and 2013-14.
At UMaine, Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education with a minor in business administration. The standout third baseman was a two-time America East All-Conference pick
Hall set Black Bear records for home runs by a freshman (9), RBIs in a season (53), career home runs (35), career doubles (43) and consecutive games played (204).
“We are pleased that Terren has agreed to serve as interim head softball coach,” Husson athletic director Frank Pergolizzi said in a release. “Her background as a player and coach as well as her familiarity with many of our players makes Terren well-qualified to take on this role. We look forward to continued success this coming season.”
A national search will take place at the end of the 2015 season.
Rodrigue named UMF coach
FARMINGTON, Maine — The University of Maine-Farmington announced the hiring of Paul Rodrigue as its head softball coach on Thursday.
Rodrigue takes over for Jim Smith, who resigned for personal reasons, according to a press release.
“We were very fortunate to be able to bring in someone of Paul’s caliber to fill the head coach position at this time,” said UMF athletic director Julie Davis. “He is most eager to get started and will hit the ground running so that to make the recruiting and season start-up as seamless as possible for the program.”
Rodrigue has extensive coaching experience, including six seasons as the head coach at Thomas College in Waterville, which won two league titles under his tutelage.
He also has coached high school softball at Old Town, Mt. Blue of Farmington, Cony of Augusta, Gardiner and St. Augustine, Florida. Rodrigue spent one season each at the University of Maine and at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.
Rodrigue was inducted into Kennebec Valley YMCA Hall of Fame in 2006, the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honor in 2005, and he was a successful business owner for 30 years.