SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University has named Bradley “Brad” Posner as its head softball coach, Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson announced Wednesday.
“I am very excited to be coming to Susquehanna,” Posner said. “First, I'd like to thank Dr. Samuelson and the search committee for their efforts in bringing me to Susquehanna. I am also thankful to [former head] coach [Kathy] Kroupa who did an outstanding job during her time here and left the program in tremendous shape. I am looking to come in and build upon the foundation she left with a great group of returning players. I am extremely excited to begin the next chapter of my career at SU.”
Posner comes to Susquehanna after spending the past four seasons as the head softball coach at the University of Texas at Dallas. Under Posner’s leadership the Comets compiled three straight 20-win seasons – the first 20-win campaigns in seven years - two conference tournament berths, four seasons of hitting .300. Posner’s teams maintained a 3.2 GPA or higher every semester with a 100 percent graduation rate.
At Dallas Posner is considered the winningest coach in school history with a record of 86-70-1 (.548). In the four years prior to his appointment the program was 51-102. His teams posted single season records for batting average, slugging percentage, at-bats, runs scored, hits, runs batted in, doubles, triples, home runs, total bases, stolen bases, fielding percentage, winning percentage, saves, consecutive wins and fewest losses. During Posner’s tenure he coached 12 NFCA Academic All-Americas, five All-Region selections, 19 All-Conference selections and 26 Academic All-Conference honorees.
“I am thrilled that Coach Posner has accepted the offer to join our team at SU,” Samuelson said. “Brad is highly respected as a technician and as a recruiter. His proven success, both as an assistant coach and as a head coach, will certainly be a benefit in our efforts to continue to move our softball program forward.”
Prior to his tenure at Dallas, Posner spent 12 years as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland. During that time, the team went 436-130-2 (.768), competed in five NCAA DIII World Series, eight NCAA tournaments and six conference championships. In addition, the team played in the conference championship game all 12 years of Posner’s years at Cortland. At SUNY Cortland he was a member of the four-time NFCA Northeast Coaching Staff of the Year and coached 17 All-Americans, 61 All-Region selections and 60 All-Conference Selections. The team set single school records in every offensive category during this time.
Posner is a 2008 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.