Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State College and Director of Athletics Janet Bailey would like to announce the hiring of new Head Softball Coach Kristen Tunno.
“I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to become a part of the Pioneer family here at Glenville State. I am excited to begin promoting the vision and future of Pioneer Softball. I cannot wait to get started,” stated Tunno.
She comes to Glenville State College after serving as an assistant softball coach at Davis & Elkins. During her time at D&E she helped lead them to an overall record of 80-105 from 2011 to 2014.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sports & Business Administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2011 and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at American Public University.
Before beginning her coaching career she had an outstanding playing career at IUP. She was a four year starter for the Crimson Hawks and was part of an NCAA Division II bid to the World Series. Additionally, the Crimson Hawks were named PSAC Conference Champions and NCAA Division II Atlantic Super Regional Champions.
Tunno was a three-time All-PSAC Central first team selection in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She was a member of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region team in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Tunno ranks second at IUP in career batting average hitting .370 and ranks second in career hits with 192. She is also listed in the top ten in a number of other IUP career records, including seventh in games played (165), fourth in at bats (519), seventh in runs batted in (88), and sixth in doubles (30).
A native of Seaford, Virginia, Tunno graduated from Grafton High School in 2007 where she was named first team all-state in both softball and volleyball.
“I think that Kristen brings all the tools and skills to lead our Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team,” said Bailey.
Tunno replaces Mandy Sansbury who took the head softball position at the University of Mount Olive.