Elizabeth "Liz" Slupinski was named the Head Softball Coach at the University of Redlands during the fall of 2016.
Following a national search, Slupinski joined the Bulldog family with various NCAA Division III experiences, both as a coach and as a student-athlete.
Most recently, she served as the head coach of the Wells College softball program in Aurora, NY, since the summer of 2015. In her time at Wells, she was instrumental in the reimplementation of the softball program after a year hiatus. Among her duties, she was involved with the development of the school's first-ever turf field and successfully recruited an incoming softball class of nine student-athletes. She also gained coaching experience by working at various camps in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, and Utah.
Furthermore, this member of the Alliance of Women's Coaches was accepted into and attended the elite NCAA Women Coaches Academy in June 2015.
Prior to her time at Wells College, she spent four years as a full-time assistant coach on the staff at Hamilton College (NY). As a Continental, she also served as the "Interim" Head Coach during a four-month transition in the head-coaching position. Under her offensive direction, the team continually showed significant improvement in slugging percentage, RBI, hits, homeruns, doubles, runs scored, and total bases, as compared to previous seasons. In addition, her expertise helped 80% of the returning players' batting averages improve from one season to the next.
Beyond coaching, she assisted with some sports information and photography work while at Hamilton.
Slupinski enjoyed a four-year softball student-athlete career at the University of Rochester (NY), where she competed as the starting right-fielder for a team that qualified for two NCAA appearances. As a freshman, Slupinski earned University Athletic Association Second Team All-Conference honors and later returned from injury to collect Liberty League Second Team All-Conference recognition as a senior. She also collected Liberty League All-Conference Honorable Mentions in 2008 and 2009.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts, with a minor in Anthropology, from the University of Rochester and a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University.