Head Softball Coach
Kris Herman has been an instrumental figure in collegiate
softball since beginning her coaching career at Tufts University in
In May of 2010, she became only the 26th Div. III coach to reach the 500-win milestone in NCAA history. The milestone victory came in her 23rd season of coaching, her seventh at Williams.
Herman began her coaching career at her alma mater, Tufts, in 1988. She coached the Jumbos for 16 seasons and compiled a record of 339-164-3 (.679), winning five NESCAC titles and guiding her team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in her last seven seasons at the school. Tufts also made its first NCAA World Series appearance under Herman.
In 2004, Herman shifted to Williams, where she promptly led the Ephs to three straight NESCAC Championships (2004, 2005, 2006). In 2005 and 2006, Williams advanced to the NCAA College World Series as well.
Herman was named NESCAC Coach of the Year four times and earned New England COTY honors in 2001, 2005 and 2006.
In her 24 seasons, Herman has coached eight All Americans and 27 First Team All-New England players.
In May of 2011 Herman was elevated to Senior Women's Administrator at Wiliams where she will fill in for the athletic director as needed, attend NESCAC and NCAA meetings, serve as an official contact person with the NCAA for Williams, along with organizing the evaluation of junior faculty in the Eph athletic department, game management, and tournament administration.
Overall, Herman has a 521-290-5 (.642 winning percentage) record. From 1997-2006, Herman coached her teams to nine consecutive conference championships.
B.A. Political Science, Tufts University 1986
M.A. Secondary Education/Teaching, Tufts 1989
Head Softball Coach, Tufts University 1988-2003 Overall record: 339-164-3 (.679), 16 years
Head Softball Coach, Williams College 2004-2011 Overall record: 182-126-2 (.590), 8 years
Combined Overall record: 521-290-5 (.642), 24 years
NESCAC Champions: 1991, '93, 2001, '02, '03 (Tufts), '04, '05, '06 (Williams)
NCAA participant: 1997--2006; NCAA World Series
(T 7th) 2005, 2006
Coached nine All-Americans, 26 First Team All-NE players