Boston College top assistant coach named head softball coach at Bryant
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the naming of Shayne Lotito as head softball coach. The announcement was made today by Director of Athletics Bill Smith. Lotito comes to Bryant having served as an assistant softball coach at Boston College during the 2012-13 season.
"On behalf of the entire Bryant University community, we are pleased to welcome Shayne to the Bulldog family," said Smith. "A former Division I student-athlete, she also has a solid background of coaching experience and we look forward to having her lead our softball program into the future."
A 2009 graduate of Boston University, Lotito was a four year standout member of the Terriers' softball team where she finished fourth all time in career batting average (.334) and first in career stolen bases (95). She finished her senior season with a career best .359 average in 57 games for the Terriers and was named to the Louisville Slugger / NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team in 2009. She garnered America East Conference First Team honors in 2006 and 2008.
At Boston College, Lotito assisted with all phases of the softball program including recruiting, practice planning and preparation, strength and conditioning, hitting instruction and base running, and various camps and clinics.
Prior to arriving at Boston College, Lotito was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach at Boston University where she served as the head strength coach for the women's novice crew, men's freshman crew, field hockey, and men's & women's tennis team. In 2010, she served as assistant softball coach and head strength and conditioning coach at Babson College.
A native of Acton, California and Vasquez High School graduate, Lotito earned her Masters of Education from Boston University in 2012.
After successfully transitioning to Division I, Bryant University finished 21-22 overall in 2013 and posted a 10-10 mark in the Northeast Conference.