Kathryn Gleason
Kathryn Gleason

Head Coach

2nd season

Alma Mater:
Michigan '96, UMass '01


Softball Set to Open 2014 Season at Gamecock Invitational

Terriers to face South Carolina, Michigan State, Gardner Webb and Georgetown in three-day event


Softball Tabbed Second in Patriot League Preseason Poll

Terriers receive three first-place votes, feature Clendenny, Ekart and Mask on preseason All-Conference teams


Softball Announces 2014 Schedule

Terriers to open 16-game home schedule against Providence on March 27


Softball Inks Four Early Signees for 2015 Season

Lauren Catena, Caitlyn Callahan, Sydni Overly and Kaitlin Sahlinger represent the Class of 2018


Former U.S. National Team and All-America Pitcher Joins BU Softball Staff

Jordan Taylor ('11) led Michigan to four Big 10 titles behind a 107-17 all-time record and 1.27 ERA


Softball: Head Coach

Taken from the BU All-Access Show on March 6, 2013.


Softball: Head Coach

Taken from the BU All-Access Show on September 7, 2012.


Softball at Holy Cross (4-13-14)

Photos from the Boston University softball team's 11-1 victory at Holy Cross. Credit: Steve McLaughlin


Softball at Holy Cross (4-12-14)

Photos from the Terriers' doubleheader at Holy Cross on Saturday, April 12.


Softball Volunteers at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Photos of the Boston University softball team volunteering at the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.


BU Softball Earns 5-4 Win at UConn (5-2-13)

Photos from the Terriers' 5-4 victory at the University of Connecticut.


Softball Senior Day Ceremony

Seniors Emily Roesch, Erin Schuppert and Whitney Tuthill were honored prior to the Terriers' 7-1 win against Maine.

Kathryn Gleason, a 16-year coaching veteran with a combined four appearances in the Women's College World Series as a player and assistant, returns for her second season as the head coach of the Boston University softball team.

In her first season, the Terriers faced multiple injuries, including the loss of the 2012 America East Pitcher of the Year, but still went 21-26-1. Highlights included wins over two 2013 NCAA tournament participants, Southern Conference champion Georgia Southern and Big Sky champion Portland State. BU also claimed a two-game sweep over ACC member Boston College.

A total of five Terriers earned All-Conference honors with Jayme Mask being named 2013 America East Player of the Year. Under Gleason, the outfielder increased her hitting average by 32 points to a league-high .399 and also tied a school record with 37 stolen bases, topping her previous high by 12. Mask also earned ECAC Division I All-Star and NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades.

Accepting her first head coaching position at BU, Gleason was already quite familiar with the Terriers, having spent a combined six seasons at the University of Massachusetts, including the last two as associate head coach. Working primarily with the Minutewomen's infielders, she helped lead the team to the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship and a 38-13 overall record after finishing 29-19 in 2011.

Gleason previously served as an assistant coach with the Minutewomen from 1996-2000, helping lead the team to two Women's College World Series appearances. Before rejoining UMass in 2010, she coached for six years at Michigan State, serving the last five years as associate head coach. She primarily worked with the infield, coaching six All-Big Ten and four All-Region honorees, along with guiding the Spartans to four straight Big Ten Tournament berths. She served as the program's recruiting coordinator and assistant director of all camps and clinics. Gleason was also the Spartans' liaison for the Friends of Jaclyn program.

Joining the Spartans' staff in June of 2004, Gleason moved to State following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Purdue University (2001-2004) and four years as an assistant coach at UMass (1996-2000).

While working with the Boilermakers, Gleason assisted with team academics, equipment, promotions, tournaments, facilities, recruiting and strength & conditioning. On game days, she supervised and directed the outfield and assisted with the offense. Additionally, she worked with Purdue's softball camps and clinics.

During her first stint at UMass, Gleason helped lead the Minutewomen to four Atlantic 10 regular season conference titles and four A-10 Championships. They made four appearances in the NCAAs, including winning the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Regional Championships, as well as advancing to the Women's College World Series both years.

Gleason earned her bachelor's degree in sport management and communications from the University of Michigan in 1996. She was a member of the 1993, `95 and `96 Big Ten regular season championship teams, the `95 and `96 Big Ten Tournament Championship teams, and played in the `95 and `96 Women's College World Series while serving as co-captain of the `96 team.

Holding a master's degree in sport management from UMass, Gleason is heavily involved with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), currently serving as first vice president after previously working as the second vice president and assistant coach representative for the association.

A native of Country Club Hills, Ill., she was inducted into the Marian Catholic High School Hall of Fame as "Athlete of the Year" in the 2002 induction class. Gleason was also inducted into the East Suburban Catholic Conference High School Hall of Fame in March 2008.

Terriers In the Community

BU student-athletes donate over 4,000 hours of their time each year to non-profit organizations.


Patriot League Network

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Student-Athlete of the Week

Hyoty won the top doubles and singles matches vs. defending PL champion Army.