Jill Moore joined the Lynn Athletics coaching staff in August 2012. Under her guidance, the softball program has won more than 20 games in four of the last five seasons. Consequently, she has high expectations for her team heading into this upcoming season.
After the departure of head coach Amy Bellisari, Moore was briefly named interim head coach, and With several years of experience as an assistant coach for the Fighting Knights, her superiors knew she was the best person for the job.
“[Now that I’m] taking the step up, it’s really on me to lead,” said Moore. “The team is going to look to me to make all of the decisions, which differs greatly from my prior roles.”
While Moore is absorbing a much weightier leadership capacity, she feels her six years of coaching experience has prepared her to easily succeed.
“I like that I know both the kids I have here at the university and the recruits that are coming in,” she said.
Ending last season with 25 wins, Moore has set the bar even higher for the softball team this season.
“My goal as a coach is to reach the 30-win mark, which we haven’t done in a while,” said Moore. “I know we have the talent and the kids to do it.”
With a lot of hard work being put in and determination, Moore is confident her team will meet its 30-win goal this year. She considers Elizabeth Diaz, Allyson Jameston and Kayla Sheffield as key returning players this season. Joined by her assistant coach Mike Marcus, who also has years of experience leading other Fighting Knight squads, they are confident in the team’s ability to surpass expectations.
For the team’s schedule and additional information, individuals can visit LynnFightingKnights. com and follow @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.