|Year:||4th at MIT|
|College:||Middlebury College '07|
Jennifer Williams is entering her fourth season at the helm of the MIT softball program. In her third season, Williams helped the Engineers post their highest win total in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play since 1994 and was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year for her accomplishments.
Williams arrived in Cambridge after spending one year at
Southern New Hampshire University where she worked closely with the
Penmen pitching staff while also assisting in infield and hitting
Prior to her tenure at Southern New Hampshire, Williams spent two years as an assistant for the Smith College softball team as she pursued a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. Williams’ coaching experience extends overseas as well, as she served as the Pitching Coach for the Swedish Junior and Senior National Teams in the summer of 2008. She also assisted the Enköping Softball Club while in Sweden and has a wealth of instructional and clinical experience.
Williams graduated from Middlebury College in 2007, where she was a four-year member of the Panthers’ softball team while an undergraduate. She graduated as the all-time leader in career wins (32), complete games (41) and most innings pitched (327.1). She has completed classes as part of the National Fastpitch Coaches College.
|Year:||1st at MIT|
Lauren Dobish enters her first season as an assistant coach for the MIT softball program. She is also an assistant coach on the women's basketball team. She comes to MIT from Newton North High School, where she worked as a behavior therapist.
A 2012 graduate of Bates College, Dobish was a three-year member of the softball team, serving as a captain both her junior and senior year. A three-sport athlete, she was also a captain of the women's basketball team and played three seasons for the Bates women's soccer team. At the conclusion of her career, Dobish was inducted into the Scholar-Athlete Society.
Dobish received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and appeared on the Dean's List four times.