BU Women’s Head Softball Coach Stepping Down
The Binghamton University Athletics department announced that BU Women’s Head Softball Coach Michelle Johnston is leaving the position on May 28, 2021
According to a news release, Michelle Johnston has been the head softball coach at Binghamton University for the past twelve years, and at the end of the month she will step down from her position.
Johnston has been an amazing coach for Binghamton University athletics, her tenure includes a school record 251 wins as head coach, and several winning seasons, including the America East championship in 2015.
During her coaching years at BU, Johnston has produced two America East Players of the year, and three conference rookie of the year players.
In the release Johnston said "I also want to thank all of my former and current players and coaches that I have had a chance to work beside. At this time, I have decided to take some time off to spend with my family. I wish the program nothing but the best moving forward."
Johnston is a graduate of Owego Free Academy , and played softball in college for Maryland as a starting outfielder and was named an NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic region, and Verizon Academic All-District, and went out to become an assistant coach at Maryland from 2002 to 2005.
Binghamton Athletic Director Patrick Elliott said "She has developed the program to becoming an annual contender for the America East championship, while competing successfully on a national level. We wish Michelle and her family all the best going forward."
Michelle and her husband Dan live in the area and have welcomed twins this year.