Bevere Named Head Softball Coach

June 27, 2006

Kelly Bevere has been named the new softball coach at Middlebury College. She replaces two-year head coach Angie Totaro, who earned a 35-19 mark with a trip to the 2005 NESCAC Tournament.

"Kelly Bevere has been a valued assistant coach in our athletic department," said Erin Quinn, who will assume his new position as Middlebury College director of athletics on July 1. "We are fortunate that she will be our softball coach and will continue in her role with basketball as well. She has been a committed and passionate member of the Middlebury College community as a student-athlete, assistant coach and as an Assistant Dean. She will bring these same qualities to the softball job and we look forward to having her continue to build on the past successes of this program."

Bevere, who earned a degree in psychology from Middlebury in 1999, has spent a significant amount of time coaching at the college. Following her graduation, Bevere remained on campus as a graduate assistant basketball coach for the 1999-2000 season.

She then attended Suffolk University Law School and earned her law degree in 2003. Bevere returned to Middlebury in the fall of 2003 to work as an assistant dean of the college and residential systems coordinator. She has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the women's basketball team, where she has been involved with several aspects of the squad. Bevere has helped with player development, recruiting, practice planning, and game preparation.

Prior to arriving at Middlebury, Bevere was a two-sport standout at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H. She was a four-year starter and All-State selection on both the softball and basketball teams, and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2002. Bevere was interested in playing softball at Middlebury, but the school did not field a varsity team until the spring of 1998.

During her four years on the basketball team at Middlebury, the Panthers sported a 76-27 record, with an ECAC Championship in 1997. The team also earned two bids to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and 1998, while taking part in the 1999 ECAC tourney. She played in 102 games at Middlebury, scoring 958 points (9.4 ppg), while pulling down 607 rebounds (6.0 rpg).

Bevere will maintain her duties as assistant coach for the women's basketball program.

"I am very excited about this opportunity and challenge," said Bevere. "Having been a part-time member of the athletic department for the past few years, I look forward to being there on a full-time basis. This is an exciting time for the softball program and I hope to build on the success the program has already achieved."