Katie Bettencourt
Katie Bettencourt
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 978-232-2306
Email: kabetten@endicott.edu
Office: Post 253

Résumé 

Head Coach at Endicott (2017-present)
Led the Gulls to a 30-6 record in her first year as head coach
Endicott secured the No. 1 seed in the CCC Tournament in 2018
Was named 2018 CCC Coach of the Year
Coached six CCC All-Conference honorees in 2018, including a Rookie of the Year selection

Head Coach at Assumption (2016-17)
Coached two seasons at NCAA Division II Assumption College
38-39 (.494) overall record, 30-19 (.612) conference record 
Coached Greyhounds to two Northeast-10 (NE10) Tournament Appearances (2016 - second round | 2017 - first round)
Coached four NE10 All-Conference honorees, including a trio of two-time honorees
Coached one Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (CCA) All-East Region selection
Academically team maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in 2017

Assistant Coach at WPI (2014-15)
Team went 64-25 overall (.719) and 25-11 (.694) in conference play as assistant coach
Established single-season wins record in 2015 (34-11), NEWMAC Tournament Runners-Up, NCAA Williamstown Regional Champs, NCAA Super Regionals Participant
2014 ECAC Tournament New England Champion Runners-Up

Southern New Hampshire University (2015)
Master's degree in sport management and athletic administration

Played Softball at NCAA Divison I UMass Amherst (2009-13)
Double major in psychology and sociology
Minor in education
Played under Hall of Fame coach Elaine Sortino
2010 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year
2010 NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team
2010 ECAC First Team-All Star
Two-time Atlantic 10 First Team selection
One-time Atlantic 10 Second Team honoree
Three-year captain
Helped team to 127 wins, and two NCAA Regional appearances
Member of the UMass Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2008-13
Member of the SAAC Executive Board
Dean's List member
Academic All-Conference selection
One-time UMass Female Spring Scholar-Athlete

Coaching Philosophy

Bettencourt begins her first year as the head softball coach at Endicott.

“My fundamental goal is to be able to help student-athletes not only become good softball players, but also exceptional students in the classroom and community,” she says of her ultimate coaching philosophy.

She likes to think of herself as an extension of the classroom, that she is a teacher of the game first and foremost. As a former student-athlete, she wants to pass on all of the positive experiences that she had to her student-athletes.

As for her recruiting mindset, she says, “I think most importantly you want good people, good human beings. I want to be around people where it’s an enjoyable environment but in terms of the softball aspect you want athleticism, coachability, and knowledge of the game.”

Bettencourt feels that the biggest thing about being part of a team is being able to be selfless, “That’s the biggest thing that I’ll be preaching, it is a team sport so being able to give yourself up for the team is my goal. Teams that win a lot are able to do that.”

(Updated on 5/8/18)