FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 11, 2013

 

ERIN BELLUCCI NAMED ASSISTANT SOFTBALL COACH AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Erin (Fuoroli) Bellucci as the assistant softball coach. Bellucci will assist first-year Head Coach Nicole Riley with all facets of the RIC softball program including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.

 

“Having the ability to work as the assistant coach for the RIC softball team this year is a great honor,” said Bellucci. “I have seen this program grow throughout the years and know of its dominating history. I look forward to working with this very talented group of ladies and I am excited for a successful 2013 season.”

 

 

 

Bellucci, who played four seasons for regional power Keene State before graduating in 2007, went 36-13 in the circle with a 1.78 earned run average and earned All-Little East Conference honors as a junior and senior. While also appearing in the outfield, Bellucci pushed the Owls to a 117-43 record in her career with NCAA Tournament appearances during her sophomore and senior seasons. She served as a captain as a senior.

 

Bellucci most recently worked as an assistant softball coach at Wheaton College from 2009 to 2012. She worked primarily with pitchers and catchers during the season, while leading the pitching instruction during the program’s Winter Clinics. The former Keene State standout has been a pitching and hitting instructor at Uxbridge-based Planet Fastpitch since early 2008, while giving lessons at Extra Innings in her hometown of Warwick since 2007.

 

The former hurler was an assistant coach at her alma mater in fall 2007, instructed at winter clinics at Keene State from 2003-07 and worked camps at the University of Massachusetts for three years. She previously provided pitching lessons at Extra Innings in Walpole, New Hampshire, and worked youth basketball clinics for six summers at Bishop Hendricken High School in her hometown.

 

A three-year member of the Keene State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Bellucci earned a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-America honor in 2007. During the summers of 2006 and 2007, Bellucci competed for USA Athletes International for softball series in Peru and Holland, respectively.

 

The cum laude graduate earned a general science degree from Keene State with a certification in secondary education and has been a teacher at Wamsutta Middle School in Attleboro since 2008. She is currently enrolled in the School Counseling Master’s Program at Rhode Island College.

 

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