The 2015 season will be the tenth spring for Michele DeGregorio as the softball coach at Bentley University. DeGregorio came to Bentley after 12 successful seasons at Merrimack College, which included a Division II National Championship for the Warriors in 1994.
Amongst active Division II coaches, DeGregorio entered the 2014 season 35th in lifetime victories (536). Her career mark currently stands at 556-371-1 with her winning percentage an even .600.
DeGregorio, who was also an Assistant Athletic Director at Merrimack for 12 years, compiled a 436-127 record during her 12 seasons as the head coach of the Warriors. Her teams captured seven Northeast-10 Conference Championships and made 11 appearances in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament during her tenure.
In all, DeGregorio spent 19 years at Merrimack including four seasons as a player at her alma mater as an All-New England pitcher and second baseman for the Warriors. She took over the head coaching position in 1993 after serving as an assistant coach for three years and was named the NE-10's Coach of the Year after her first season at the helm.
A native of Lynn, DeGregorio completed her undergraduate studies in 1989 with a bachelor of arts in mathematics. She currently resides in Winthrop with her husband Bob, the current commissioner of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
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