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Softball adds Caouette to coaching staff | NKU


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University softball team has added former University of Connecticut standout Michelle Caouette to its coaching staff, head coachKathy Stewart announced today.

Caouette will serve as the Norse pitching coach this spring as the Norse expand their coaching staff in preparation for their first season as an NCAA Division I institution.  NKU officially joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in July and will play a full conference schedule this spring.

“I am extremely honored to be the first full-time assistant coach in the history of the program,” said Caouette. “I am excited to bring a fresh perspective to the training and development of NKU‘s pitching staff and team! I look forward to the challenges ahead as we take the softball team to the next level in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

“Thank you to Dr. Scott EatonKathy Stewart, the search committee and the athletics department for this opportunity. I am thrilled to join the NKU family!”

“We are very excited to have Michelle on staff; she is a high-energy person and a go-getter,” added Stewart, who enters her 15th year with the Norse. “We feel that her experience playing at UConn will be beneficial in our transition into the Atlantic Sun Conference.”

Caouette comes to NKU from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where she served as an assistant coach for the Cardinals over the last two seasons. Prior to her work at Wesleyan, Caouette spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Springfield College, helping the Pride capture two conference championships during her tenure there.

In her four years at UConn, Caouette compiled five no-hitters and is among the top 10 record holders for strikeouts and saves for the Huskies, earning Big East honorable mention in the process.  She was named an Academic All-Star twice during her collegiate career.

Caouette earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut and is looking to complete her Masters in Education from this spring from Springfield College.

The 2013 NKU softball season will begin in February.

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