HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced the hiring of Jill Karwoski as the interim head softball coach, effective Aug. 26, 2013.
Karwoski comes to Quinnipiac from Providence College where she served as an assistant coach for the Friars in 2012-13. Prior to joining Providence, Karwoski was the head coach at Merrimack College for the 2011-12 season.
Karwoski's appointment at Merrimack came after four years as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Boston College, a position she held from 2007 through 2011. While at Boston College, Karwoski aided in the recruitment of three All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) players and Boston College's first ACC Freshman of the Year in program history. In addition, the Eagles posted all-time program high's in home runs, slugging percentage, runs scored and total bases.
Prior to her stint at Boston College, Karwoski was the head coach at Morehead State University of the Ohio Valley Conference. From 2004 through 2007, Karwoski put together a squad that featured 10 All-Ohio Valley Conference selections, one OVC Pitcher of the Year, while individual student-athletes broke a combined 11 school batting records. In addition, as a team, Morehead broke several program records. In the classroom, MSU was ranked above the national average in the NCAA Academic Progress Report while posting a 3.30 grade-point average during her time as the program's head coach.
Karwoski graduated from Lewis University, in Romeoville, Ill., in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in sport management with a minor in coaching. As a four-year letterwinner at Lewis, Karwoski was named to the 2001 NFCA All-Region Team while also earning All-Tournament honors. In addition, she was a two-time team Most Valuable Player and a four-time NFCA Academic All American. In 2001, she was named Lewis' Sport Management Senior of the Year. She also suited up for the women's basketball team for two seasons. Karwoski also graduated from Morehead State with a master's degree in sports and recreation administration in 2002.