CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Queens University of Charlotte Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the return of Stacey Schramm to its staff as the softball program’s new head coach. Schramm coached the Royals from 2008 to 2010 securing two back-to-back conference titles and consecutive trips into the NCAA tournament.
Under Schramm’s leadership, the Royals claimed the Conference Carolinas Tournament Titles in 2009 and 2010, earning automatic bids to the NCAA DII Softball Championships. In her time at Queens, Schramm accumulated a 53-51 overall record, in addition to going 26-13 in conference play.
“We are exceptionally pleased to have Stacey Schramm rejoin us as our head softball coach,” said Queens Athletic Director Cherie Swarthout. “She brings a vast level of experience as a seasoned head coach of 11 years for higher academic institutions. When we hired Stacey eight years ago to lead our program, we firmly believed she was the right person then, and even more so today, we believe that she is the right person to lead us into a new era of Queens softball.”
Schramm spent the past six seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division I George Washington University leading the Colonials, who had only reached the Atlantic 10 Tournament once in program history, to three conference tournament appearances. GW would reach the championship for the first time in school history in 2012. Additionally, Schramm’s Colonials have claimed several school records including the program’s longest winning streak at 12 games in 2013. In addition to being the team’s longest standing coach, Schramm is the winningest coach in program history with a winning percentage of .451.
“I have spent the last six years at GW hoping to eventually get back to Queens,” said Schramm. “The experience that I had at Queens was one that cannot be replicated anywhere else. I am so grateful to work for Cherie Swarthout and an administration that truly values and genuinely supports their coaches and student-athletes. I am looking forward to picking up where I left off six years ago with the softball program, and working with really great people while doing so.”
Prior to joining the Queens staff in 2008, she was the head coach at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) in Wheeling, W. Va., where she had served as the head softball coach of the Cardinals for three season.
During her tenure at WJU, Schramm increased the team’s win-loss percentage three years in a row, almost doubling the squad’s wins from nine to 17 during her first year at the helm. Under her leadership, the team achieved the most regular season wins since the softball program’s inception in 2002. Prior to this position, Schramm was the assistant softball coach for the Drexel University team, overseeing the program’s fundraising activities, alumni memberships and recruitment initiatives.
Schramm, a native of New Jersey, is a 2001 graduate of Monmouth University where she received a bachelor’s degree in special education. During her senior year at Monmouth, she was named a “Woman of the Year” nominee and served as team captain. While a member of the Division I Hawks squad, Schramm was the starting short stop and led the team to three out of four first place finishes in the Northeast Conference (NEC).