James Defeo • Head Coach
George Washington Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero named James DeFeo head coach of GW's softball program in August 2016.
"James has experienced success coaching at the highest level of college softball," said Nero. "We are excited to bring his knowledge to GW, and we are confident that James will build our program into one of the top competitors in the Atlantic 10."
"It is an absolute honor and privilege to be the head coach at George Washington," said DeFeo. "I'd like to thank Patrick, Chandra Bierwirth, Tanya Vogel and everyone in the GW Athletics Department for everything they have done for me and my family and for making us feel so welcomed."
Hallie Blackney • Assistant Coach
Hallie Blackney was named assistant coach in October 2016.
"I am so excited to add Hallie to the Colonials softball family," said DeFeo. "She will bring exceptional coaching insight and enthusiasm to GW. Her knowledge of the game, experience and focus will immediately help us bring our program to new levels of excellence."
DeFeo adds a wealth of Division I coaching experience in Blackney, who joins the Colonials after serving as assistant coach at the University of South Dakota for three seasons. Blackney coached 15 All-Summit League selections, three NFCA All-Region honorees and one academic All-American for the Coyotes.
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