Kate Brownell is a National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee, an Assistant Coach of Amherst College and serves as a Certified Personal Trainer at Planet Fitness.
In 2017, Brownell helped guide the team to its First-Ever NCAA College World Series, finishing fifth in the nation, with the second best single season win total in program history with 34 victories. Kate coached nine All-NESCAC selections, including the First-Ever NESCAC Rookie Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons.
As a player, Brownell was a four-time SUNYAC All-Academic Team honoree (2012-15), and was named to the SUNYAC Commissioner's List in 2013 and 2014. She was also a First Team All-SUNYAC selection in 2014, and garnered ECAC First Team All-Northeast Region laurels that year.
Coach Brownell will join Extra Innings Chicopee as a softball hitting, fielding, catching, and speed & agility instructor.