Office phone: 419-358-3378
Bluffton University is searching for a new head coach for its softball program following the resignation of Marissa Rush. She is returning to Jefferson and Washington & Jefferson, in Washington, Pa. as their new head coach. Prior to coming to Bluffton, she was an assistant coach at Washington & Jefferson.
“We will begin a search for a new coach immediately,” said Phill Talavinia, Bluffton’s athletics director. “I wish Coach Rush all the best.”
Rush served for two years as the Beavers head coach.
Assistant Coach Breanna Gleason
Contact information for Coach GLEASON
Office phone: 419-358-3354
Breanna Gleason will be entering her second year as a graduate assistant softball coach at Bluffton University during the 2017-18 school year.
A four-year letterwinner for the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents, Gleason appeared in 38 games for W&J, making 37 starts during her sophomore season as an outfielder. The following year, she helped lead the team to the 2014 President’s Athletic Conference Championship. Gleason was awarded with the PAC Academic Honor Roll and she was placed on Washington & Jefferson College Dean's List in 2014-15.
Gleason currently resides in Bluffton, but is originally from Pittsburgh, Penn. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Washington & Jefferson College in May of 2015. While working for the Beavers, she will be pursuing her Master of Arts in Organizational Management. Her main duties will be game planning, recruiting and designing player workouts both in-season and for off seasons.