Immediate Release: September 1, 2005
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Missy Bieman named Binghamton assistant softball coach, Chellis elevated to assistant coach
VESTAL, N.Y.- The Binghamton softball program has announced the hiring of Missy Bieman (pronounced BEE-man) as its top assistant coach. In addition, former Binghamton standout Jessica Chellis, who was a volunteer assistant last season, has been elevated to part-time assistant coach.
Bieman arrives from Briarcliff Community College (located in Bethpage, N.Y.), where she was the pitching coach the past three seasons. She helped lead her squad to the JUCO World Series twice, including a third-place finish in 2004.
A 2001 graduate of nearby Syracuse University, Bieman was a pitcher for the Orange her junior and senior years. She also saw playing time at first base, shortstop and in the outfield. Bieman transfered to Syracuse from Florida Community College at Jacksonville, where she was an all-conference and all-state selection.
Following graduation, Bieman played one year in the New Zealand Premier League. Originally from Wingham, Ontario, she was invited to try out for the Canadian National Team in 2002 and 2003.
"Missy is a great addition to our staff," head coach Holly Brown said. "She brings a wealth of international experience as a player and recruiter. We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber working closely with our pitching staff. She will bring great experience and energy to our program and to Binghamton University. I am excited that she is here and she will help us continue to rise to the next level."
"I am looking forward to working with the program at Binghamton," Bieman said. "I believe I can come in and work well with the pitchers and help take this program to the next level."
Chellis stepped in as a volunteer assistant coach following the departure of Amanda Koldjeski during the middle of last season. She was a three-time, first-team all-conference catcher during her collegiate career (2001-04).
"It's great to have Jessica back," Brown said. "She brings intensity and enthusiasm to our program, as well as continuity."
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