During Janelle Breneman's third year at the helm, UNCG had its third-straight winning season (25-22) becoming the first coach since Melody Cope (UNCG Hall of Fame honoree) to achieve three winnings seasons in a row. Breneman's 84 wins is already fourth all-time in school history. Her eight SoCon Tournament victories is second most in just three seasons.
Under Breneman's guidance, five Spartans were named SoCon All-Conference with three first team selections in juniors Lindsay Thomas, Nicole Thomas and sophomore Tory Wright. Juniors Danielle Vega and Allison Geiner were named second team. As a team, UNCG broke the school record with a .324 batting average breaking a mark set in 1995 (.316). In the field, the team only commited 60 errors, which was fourth fewest all-time.
In Breneman's second season at UNCG, the Spartans earned 30 wins for the second-straight season and made the SoCon title game for the second year in a row.Read more
Tracey Lynch enters her first stint as an assistant coach for Janelle Breneman in 2015-16. Lynch will work closely with the Spartans’ pitchers and catchers. She brings five years of collegiate coaching experience to UNCG, including the last two years at Stony Brook helping the Seawolves claim back-to-back America East Conference regular season championships.
Lynch was responsible for the pitchers and catchers at Stony Brook, helping the Seawolves post 64 wins over the past two years. Under her guidance, Allison Cukrov was named the America East Pitcher of the Year and named to the NFCA All-Region First Team after posting a 23-9 record with a 2.10 ERA in 2015. During her time at Stony Brook, the Seawolves posted a 29-3 record in league play and were 29-7 at home during her tenure.
While at the College of Charleston, Lynch worked with all hitters, infielders and pitchers. Under Lynch's guidance, the pitching staff posted a 2.61 team ERA and a .239 opponent batting average, while helping the Cougars to 37 wins and a second-place finish in the Southern Conference regular season standings.Read more
Bethaney Wells joined the UNCG softball coaching staff in September 2016. Wells, a former softball standout at North Carolina State, spend the last three seasons as an assistant coach at William Peace University.
Wells appeared in 25 games as a freshman before redshirting her sophomore year with the Wolfpack. Upon her return, she appeared in 47 games and earned 41 starts as a redshirt sophomore. She led the squad in home runs, runs batted in, total bases and slugging percentage that season and tied for the team-best hitting streak of eight games.
As a senior at NC State, Wells started in 53-of-54 games in the outfield. She once again led the team in home runs and RBIs and was ranked fourth in the ACC in slugging percentage.Read more