MICHELLE COULTAS -- Softball Head Coach, Assistant A.D.
7th year at Point Park
Alma mater: Point Park '97
Record at Point Park: 118-110 (6 years)
AMC Coach of the Year in 2011
Michelle Coultas is in her seventh year as head softball coach at her alma mater, Point Park University. During her first six years at Point Park, she has led the Pioneers to a record of 118-110 overall. Point Park's 25 wins in 2012 where the most ever under Coultas.
During her time at Point Park, Coultas has led the Pioneers to three 20-win seasons and three trips to the AMC Tournament in six years. Point Park has reached the AMC Tournament Finals twice with both of those coming the last two years in 2011 and 2012.
Since taking over the program prior to the 2007 season, Coultas has established the program as a consistent winner that competes for conference playoffs and championships year in and year out.
The Pioneers were 25-24 in 2012 to set a new high for victories under Coultas. What's more, Point Park's 11-3 record in the American Mideast Conference set a new high for conference wins in her tenure.
Point Park reached the finals of the AMC Tournament in 2012, but it came up one game short of making the NAIA national tournament. One year earlier, Point Park was 23-18 in 2011 and broke new ground by making a run to the conference finals for the first time ever.
For her efforts, Coultas was recognized by her peers as American Mideast Conference Coach of the Year in 2011. The 2011 season allowed the Pioneers to break through a major barrier from the previous two years of making the conference playoffs.
Despite putting up good won-loss records of 22-14 in 2009 and 19-11 in 2010, the Pioneers missed the AMC Tournament by a single game both years. All that changed in 2011 with the first of two trips to the conference finals.
Coultas' first two years at Point Park (2007 & 2008) had the Pioneers go 12-23 in a rebuilding year of 2007 and then rebounding for a 17-20 record and a trip to the AMC playoffs in 2008.In addition to being the head softball coach, Coultas is also Point Park's Assistant Director of Athletics, a role that she began in the fall of 2008.
Her primary duties as assistant athletic director include overseeing the academic progress of Point Park's student-athletes, serving as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Council and assisting with all aspects of the athletic department.
Her duties as Assistant Director of Athletics have her overseeing the adminstration of the Point Park Rho Chapter of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. That academic recognition along with others such as the NAIA Scholar-Athlete and NAIA Scholar Team awards are calculated by Coultas.
Coultas' Assistant A.D. duties also have her administering Point Park's participation in the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
Coultas played softball at Point Park from 1993-1997, and she racked up first team all-conference accolades every year. She was Co-Freshman of the Year in 1993.
As a standout shortstop, Coultas played every inning of every game during in her career with the Pioneers. She suited up for the women’s basketball team at the conclusion of her softball playing days.
Following her graduation with a double degree in social sciences and secondary education, Coultas coached at Bethel Park High School from 1998-2000, where she headed the junior varsity program. She also had a brief stint at Fort Couch Middle School in Upper St. Clair.
“I want to build this program and put it on the map,” Coultas said. “I hope to give the girls a chance to their athletic and career goals.
“I want to give back to the school everything that it is has given me.”
COULTAS' COACHING RESUME
|2012||25-24||11-3||AMC Tournament Finalist.|
|2011||23-18||10-4||AMC Coach of the Year, AMC Regular Season Champions, |
AMC Tournament Finals