Katie Flynn, an 18-year head coaching veteran at the Division I level and native of East Greenwich, RI, was named head coach of the Brown University softball team in August of 2012.
Flynn was James Madison's first ever head coach and averaged 28 wins per season over the last 11 years, compiling a 313-278 record. In the team's inaugural season (2002), she compiled a 25-24 record and earned a berth in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship.
Flynn's teams reached the CAA Championship eight times in the program's 11-year history, including two appearances in the championship game and the program's first ever CAA Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2009.
The Dukes ranked among the top ten in the Northeast Region every season (2002-2012), as Flynn was honored as the CAA Coach of the Year in both 2004 and 2007. She coached three CAA 'Player of the Year' honorees, two CAA 'Rookies of the Year', and two CAA Silver Anniversary award winners. Combined, she had 42 All-Conference selections, 13 regional All-Americans, 15 CAA All-Tournament honorees and 13 All-Rookie selections.
Prior to James Madison, Flynn was the head coach at her alma mater, Colgate, from 1994-1997 and at North Carolina Greensboro from 1998-2000. She led Colgate to a 22-18 record and a second-place finish in the Patriot League Tournament in 1997 and UNC Greensboro to a second-place finish in the Southern Conference in 1998. She had a 60-87 record at Colgate and a 100-87 mark at UNC Greensboro. UNCG went 37-29 during the 2000 season, the most wins in school history.
Before joining the Colgate staff, Flynn was an assistant coach for two seasons at Ohio State, where she coached first base and worked with the team's outfielders. She also has worked as an assistant coach and as an intern in the sports information office at Stetson.
Flynn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Colgate in 1990, and a Master of Arts degree in sports management and athletic administration from the Ohio State University in 1993. She lettered four times as a catcher and helped Colgate to an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament berth in 1987 and to a team-record 24 victories in 1990. Flynn also competed on the Red Raiders swim team (1986-87) and women's ice hockey team (1987-90).
Brown University softball coach Katie Flynn added Hannah Angel to her coaching staff in the fall of 2012. Angel comes to College Hill from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass., where she served as the head softball coach during the 2011-12 season.
As head coach at Division III Emmanuel College, Angel was responsible for the overall program administration, including game/practice planning and organization. Angel was also in charge of the evaluation and recruitment of qualified student-athletes, player development and fundraising efforts.
During that time, Angel also worked at the Rams Athletic Complex, an indoor baseball facility in North Reading, Mass., giving pitching and hitting lessons.
Prior to Emmanuel, Angel spent two years as an assistant softball coach at Simmons College in Boston, Mass., where she was involved in all aspects of the program, including pitching, recruiting, and arranging practice schedules.
Angel graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in May, 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in History & Sociology. A member of the Spartan softball team, Angel was ranked third all-time in strikeouts, and was a member of the 2008 Southern Conference All-Tournament Team. In 2008-09, she was in the Southern Conference Top 5 in ERA, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. Angel also competed in the 2008 Olympic Team Expedition Game Tour of Beijing.
Angel went on to receive a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College in 2011.