Fastpitch Instructors

Christine Vogt

Coach Vogt is the former Head Coach at Dartmouth College. During her 6 year tenure, her teams set 26 new program records, including winning the program's first ever North Division Title in 2010. In addition to building the program into one of the top teams in the Ivy League, she coached 14 All-Ivy, 1 NFCA Regional All-American, 6 Academic All-Ivy, 10 NFCA All-American scholar athletes, and 1 COSIDA First Team Academic All-American athletes.

Prior to Dartmouth, Coach Vogt served as assistant softball coach at Central Michigan University. She coached the hitters, infield and catchers, as well as served as the recruiting coordinator, and was the director and lead clinician of all Chippewa softball camps and clinics. In her second season with the Chippewas, the program finished the 2004 season with a 32-19 overall record, 21-3 in the Mid-American Conference, earning the team's 11th MAC championship and an at-large NCAA bid.

Coach Vogt began her head coaching career at Columbia University in 1998. She was the Columbia's first ever softball coach and was instrumental in developing the program, which became a full varsity Ivy sport in 2001. Under her direction that year, Columbia earned a 26-25 record and a post-season ECAC tournament bid. In 2002, the Lions again earned an ECAC berth with a 27-24 record.

Coach Vogt graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1994 and then received a master's degree in exercise science and sports studies from Smith College in 1998, and more recently an MBA from Bentley University in 2013. While at Smith she also served as an assistant coach, helping the women's softball program earn its first New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference championship and first appearance in the NCAA Division III regional tournament in 1998. At Harvard, she was the team MVP and an All-Ivy selection as a catcher in 1994. She played for the renowned Virginia Roadsters one of the original franchises of the then Women's Professional Fastpitch League, now National Pro Fastpitch (NPF).

 

Jen Goodwin

Coach Goodwin is currently the Head Softball Coach at Yale University.

She has extensive Ivy League coaching experience. She spent two years as an assistant at Harvard helping guide the Crimson to the 2007 Ivy League title, and was Dartmouth’s interim head coach in 2004.

In her two years as an assistant at Harvard, the Crimson won 56 games, including a 28-12 mark in Ivy League play, and captured the North Division title each year. In 2007, Harvard advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Goodwin worked closely with Harvard’s hitters, who improved in every statistical category both years.

While at Dartmouth, the Big Green won 17 games and set a school record for home runs in a season under her tutelage. Following her stint at Harvard, Goodwin returned to Dartmouth as the Director of Basketball Operations.

Prior to Harvard, Goodwin spent two seasons as the associate head coach at San Jose State. In addition, she was the head coach at Simmons College (2001-02) and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (1999-2000).

A four-year softball letterwinner at Bridgewater State, coach Goodwin was a three-time All-American at first base, third base and utility. Upon graduation, she ranked fifth in Division III career home runs with 38 and held four career school records – batting average (.464), doubles (46), home runs (38) and RBI (200). She was the 1995 and 1996 ECAC Player of the Year and was inducted into the Bridgewater State Hall of Fame in 2005.

Following graduation, she played for the Stratford Brakettes, where she was a third-team ASA All-American at third base. Goodwin also played two years on the USA Women’s National Baseball team and worked as an instructor at various camps, including four years as a head coach at the Nomar Garciaparra Baseball Camp.

 

Barb Reinalda
Pitching Clinic - Lead Clinician

Coach Reinalda is currently the Associate Head Coach at Yale University and is one of the most successful pitchers in fast pitch softball history. Inducted into the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame in 1999, Reinalda is also a member of the Cal Poly Pomona, Cerritos College and Connecticut Softball Hall of Fames.  Entering her 17th season with the program,  Reinalda has worked closely with the Yale pitching staffs during her tenure,  coaching 35 players to All-Ivy accolades

A native of California, her contributions to Connecticut softball are numerous.  Reinalda first came to Connecticut in 1976 to pitch for the world renowned Brakettes of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA).  As a player, she spent 19 years with the Brakettes and is the winningest pitcher in team history with a 441-31 record. During her career, she pitched 19 perfect games, 31 no-hitters, 76 one-hitters and 312 shutouts. In 1994, her final season with the team, she compiled a 14-0 record and a 0.38 ERA, while opposing hitters batted only .145 against her. She ended her career with 77 consecutive victories, a streak that spanned more than four years, and compiled a 45-6 record in 18 ASA nationals.

Reinalda also has a wealth of international experience. She was part of the 1986 Team USA squad that competed at the world championships and was a member of the 1983 team that represented the United States at the Pan American Games.

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